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Characteristics: Annual culinary herb
Seed per packet: 30
Thai basil has lush deep green leaves, purplish flower buds and stems and carries anise overtones to its sweet basil scent. Extensively used in Thai cooking, add to green and red curries or spicy stir-fried dishes. The flower buds are also edible.
Adaptable to most well-drained soil in a protected sunny position with an adequate amount of water.
Temperate: Spring to early autumn
Cold: Spring to early autumn
Sow: 3mm deep
Best sown direct in growing position, thin to 20cm apart
Plant space: 20cm
Row Space: 20cm
Germination: 6-10 days
Maturity: 6 weeks