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Lime Basil can trace its roots to Thailand, but this variety has thrived in the United States. This compact annual herb is a mounding type and can grow to about 16-20" with 2" long, bright green, lance-shaped leaves. These leaves will produce a delightful scent in your garden and on your table. The citrus zing of this basil is magical in everything from fish, salads, sauces and vinaigrettes to deserts. The flowers of this plant are also edible; add them to wherever you want an intense blast of citrus and basil.
Days To Maturity: 60-64
Sow basil seeds early indoors and then transplant outside after last frost, sow outdoors in the garden or sow directly into a container.
- Sowing indoors: Sow seeds ¼" deep in a good seed-starting medium 6-8 weeks before the last spring frost. Keep soil moist and at 70°F. Seedlings emerge in 7-14 days. If you are transplanting into a garden, be sure to "harden off" the seedlings.
- Sowing outdoors: After danger of frost has passed and soil has reached 60°F, sow seeds ¼" deep in fine soil. Keep evenly moist. Seedlings emerge on 7-14 days, but they may take longer in cooler soil.
What's In The Package: Approximately 50 seeds per packet.