Basil- Lemon

Ocimum americanum

Rated 5/5 based on 2 reviews.

Standard seed packet, 145 seeds

$1.25
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Basil- Lemon

Ocimum americanum


  • Annual 40cm
  • Culinary herb
  • Strong lemon flavour


Aromatic annual growing to 40cm. Narrow green leaves that have a strong lemon fragrance and flavour. Very popular variety that is used in curries, salads, rice dishes, noodle dishes. teas and desserts. Can be used in potpourri. Also known as "Hoary Basil".


How to sow and grow:

Method: Raise seedlings
Sowing Depth: 2mm
When: Spring and summer
Germination: 5-10 days @ 18-35°C
Hardiness / Life Cycle: Frost tender Annual
Plant Spacing: 30cm
Plant Height: 40cm
Position: Full sun, moist well drained soil
Days to Maturity/Flowering: 90-110 days
*Notes: Pick regularly to encourage more growth. Keep well watered. Remove flower buds as soon as they appear for continued leaf growth. Protect from aphids, slugs and snails.

(Product number: C3-07)
Seeds per gram: 720 seeds


SKU C3-07
Shipping Weight 0.0007kg
Botanical name: Ocimum americanum
Packet type: Standard seed packet
Packet quantity: 145 seeds
Seeds per gram: 720
Photo credits:

Photo by quinn.anya / CC BY-SA 2.0

Yummy, beautifully scented

By: on 21 March 2016
grew slowly when in direct sun, but moved it to a new bed and gave it some shade and it has flourished.
(5)

Amazing!

By: on 11 March 2016
I had never tried lemon basil before but this was amazing! I cant believe how fragrant it was, awesome for fish and with salads, my wife even used some in the fruit slice!!! WIll be growing again next year ;-)
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