ANISE Basil , HEREB SEEDS
The leaves of this selection have a stronger, spicy anise-clove flavor and emit a powerful fragrance. Try mixing this annual herb throughout beds where its fragrance can be appreciated. Fresh-cut sprigs make a lovely garnish on the dinner plate. The flowers bloom later than other Basil, which means there is a longer harvest season and the leaves remain non-bitter longer. When the flowers eventually bloom, they are an excellent nectar source for bees. 2015 All America Selection Winner.
Culinary herb for gardens and containers. Excellent for adding flavor to soups, sauces, fish and meat dishes. Use leaves fresh, or dry and keep in an airtight container. Wash fruits, vegetables and herbs thoroughly before eating.
Basil fresh from the garden is a sensory delight—one of life's simple pleasures. This staple herb of Thai, Vietnamese and Indian cuisine is quickly finding its way onto more and more dinner tables in the West, particularly in pastas and salads. The varieties below allow you to select the perfect flavor for your cooking and color for your garden, whether it be the musky-flavored Holy Basil, sacred to the Hindus, the licorice-scented variety used in most authentic Thai dishes, or Lemon Basil, whose seeds are a key ingredient in some Asian sweets.
21,000 seeds per oz.
How To Grow Basil From Seed: Sow Basil seeds in the garden after all danger of frost has passed. For areas with short growing seasons, start the herb seeds indoors 4 - 8 weeks before setting out. Grow the Cinnamon Basil plant in a rich, well-drained, soil and in full sun. Pinch the tip from the center shoot of Basil after it has grown for 6 weeks to force side growth and prevent early flowering. If flower stalks develop, simply snip them off.
When dried, cinnamon basil is wonderful in potpourri and can be used in herb/dried flower wreaths.
- Season: Annual
- USDA Zones: 4 - 9
- Height: 12 - 16 inches
- Bloom Season: Summer
- Bloom Color: Purple
- Environment: Full sun
- Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.3
- Temperature: 60F
- Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
- Light Required: Yes
- Depth: 1/4 inch
- Sowing Rate: 1 seed per inch
- Moisture: Keep moist until germination
- Plant Spacing: Rows 18 inches a part; thin seedlings 6 inches