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BASIL Liquorice

Ocimum basilicum

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Family: Lamiaceae

Characteristics: Annual culinary herb

Seed per packet: 100


A very aromatic variety with a spicy, liquorice smell. Stems and leaves develop a purple colouring as they mature with pink purple attractive flowers. Ideal in salads, emphasising the purple leaves, in stir-fries, or on pasta where its subtle flavour can be appreciated. Commonly used Vietnamese and Thai cooking.

Adaptable to most well-drained soil in a protected sunny position with an adequate amount of water.

Tropical: Spring-summer-autumn
Temperate: Spring to early autumn
Spring to early autumn

Sow: 3mm deep
Best sown direct in growing position, thin to 20cm apart

Plant space: 20cm
Row Space:
6-10 days
6 weeks

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