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Basil 'Lemon'

Regular price$8.50

  • This Basil 'Lemon' ships in a 2.5" inch cup

Lemon Basil (Ocimum Basilicum Citriodorum) - This winning Basil offers a different scent - pure, clean, citrus-lemon, and easily grown! Basil is an indispensable flavoring, and it's used around the world. Pick the leaves and use them fresh or dried in herb vinegars and with chicken, fish, vegetables and soups. There are really no rules when using Basil in the kitchen!

Lemon basil is an annual garden herb that grows in USDA zones 4 through 9. This basil has a uniquely fresh scent that is reminiscent of lemons, and it can be used in a wide variety of culinary enterprises.

Additional features: Annual and Edible

Size: Lemon Basil is an upright herb that can reach up to 26" inches in height

Light: Full Sun (6+ Hours of Direct Light)

Soil & Water: Well draining soil with a pH of 6.1 - 7.3

Pinch the tip from the center shoot of the seedlings after they have grown for 6 months in order to force side growth and prevent early flowering.

Basil is at its most flavorful when fresh. The best time to harvest is just as the plant starts to set flower buds, well before flowers bloom. For harvesting, cut stems just before flowers open, strip leaves and use fresh, or dry on tray in dark, airy place. Leaves may be frozen.

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Hardiness zone for this plant: Zone 4 - 9

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Basil 'Lemon'

Very easy to grow in virtually any location. Does best in light, well-drained soil. Keep soil moist, watering freely in dry weather. Harvest foliage as needed.

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