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Thai Basil

Ocimum basilicum thyrsiflora
HOW TO GROW THAI BASIL

Sow seeds directly in a sunny location in late spring when nights are above 65˚F. Start indoors 4-6 before warm evenings. Pinch branch buds to encourage further branching, leaf production and prevent bolting. Soil pH 6.1-8.5. Hardiness zones 7-11. Annual.

Days from maturity calculated from the date of seeding. Average 22,400 seeds per ounce. There are no Federal germination standard commercially sold herb seeds. Usual seed life 3-5 years. Isolation distance for seed saving: 150 feet.

Planting Depth 1/4”
Soil Temp. Germ. 70-85˚F
Days to Germ. 7-14
Plant Spacing 12-14”
Row Spacing 14-18”
Days To Maturity 75-80
Full Sun, Moist Well Drained
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Beautiful in the garden or garnishing a plate with 3”. leaves, purple stems and purple blossoms, the distinctive flavor combine the distinct anise/clove of basil with sweet spices of the East. Flavor is more stable under high cooking temps than Italian sweet basil. Also known as Asian or Oriental basil or Horapha in...
Beautiful in the garden or garnishing a plate with 3”. leaves, purple stems and purple blossoms, the distinctive flavor combine the distinct anise/clove of basil with sweet spices of the East. Flavor is more stable under high cooking temps than Italian sweet basil. Also known as Asian or Oriental basil or Horapha in Thai and Hun Que in Vietnamese. Tags: Color: Bi-Colored, Specialty: Deer Resistant, Heritage: New Variety, Certification: Organic.

There are many varieties of basil. The type used in Italian food is called sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum) as opposed to Thai basil (O. basilicum thyrsiflora), lemon basil (Ocimum citriodorum) and holy basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum) which are used in Asian cooking and medicine. Ocimum is derived from the Greek word meaning to smell, like other plants in the mint family with square stems. Basil oils have potent antioxidant, antiviral, and antimicrobial properties.
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Thai Basil

Ocimum basilicum thyrsiflora
Beautiful in the garden or garnishing a plate with 3”. leaves, purple stems and purple blossoms, the distinctive flavor combine the distinct anise/clove of basil with sweet spices of the East. Flavor is more stable under high cooking temps than Italian sweet ba...
Beautiful in the garden or garnishing a plate with 3”. leaves, purple stems and purple blossoms, the distinctive flavor combine the distinct anise/clove of basil with sweet spices of the East. Flavor is more stable under high cooking temps than Italian sweet basil. Also known as Asian or Oriental basil or Horapha in Thai and Hun Que in Vietnamese. Tags: Color: Bi-Colored, Specialty: Deer Resistant, Heritage: New Variety, Certification: Organic.

There are many varieties of basil. The type used in Italian food is called sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum) as opposed to Thai basil (O. basilicum thyrsiflora), lemon basil (Ocimum citriodorum) and holy basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum) which are used in Asian cooking and medicine. Ocimum is derived from the Greek word meaning to smell, like other plants in the mint family with square stems. Basil oils have potent antioxidant, antiviral, and antimicrobial properties.
Learn More
HOW TO GROW THAI BASIL

Sow seeds directly in a sunny location in late spring when nights are above 65˚F. Start indoors 4-6 before warm evenings. Pinch branch buds to encourage further branching, leaf production and prevent bolting. Soil pH 6.1-8.5. Hardiness zones 7-11. Annual.

Days from maturity calculated from the date of seeding. Average 22,400 seeds per ounce. There are no Federal germination standard commercially sold herb seeds. Usual seed life 3-5 years. Isolation distance for seed saving: 150 feet.

Planting Depth 1/4”
Soil Temp. Germ. 70-85˚F
Days to Germ. 7-14
Plant Spacing 12-14”
Row Spacing 14-18”
Days To Maturity 75-80
Full Sun, Moist Well Drained
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