Siam Queen Thai Basil

With purple-on-reverse leaves and strong purple stems, this award-winner has lovely pink blossoms that lure beneficial insects to enjoy their fragrance! The pungently licorice/clove-scented leaves proliferate on 18", sturdy plants. Vietnamese cooks use this variety to garnish soup made with rice noodles and Bean Sprouts as well as in pungent Thai curries. (OP.)

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One packet of about 300 seeds
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Ocimum basilicum. Gardeners are eager to enjoy Basil's intensely aromatic leaves, so they generally seed too early, with poor results. This heavenly herb originated in Africa and can't handle life outdoors until evenings are warm. To prevent damping off, use good-quality starter mix, provide ventilation and water lightly until established. Direct-sow when soil and weather are reliably warm after all threat of frost has passed. Basil prefers rich soil; keep plants producing lushly by frequent trimming and fertilizing. Deer resistant. Annual. (OP.)

Average seed life: 3 years.
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