Flowering Thai Basil - Organic - Beautiful ornamental and culinary delight
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- Local Pickup Only No
- Source FEDCO
- USDA Zone Lower Value 3
- USDA Zone Upper Value 11
- Return Policy or Guarantee Lot 421; 94% 2020
- Ships Internationally No
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- Item # 7119055
- Qty Available 6
This listing is for 1g, of the highly desired Flowering Thai Basil. Brand new this season. 100% organic non-genetically modified seed. These are our extra FEDCO seeds from this season. We buy in small bulk lots, use what's needed for family, friends, and small co-ops, then sell the remainder at a substantial discount for other growers. All seed lots have been tested for viability. This variety has been trialed from several sources to ensure the selection of the best strain. 100% success in the northeast. All extra seeds are professionally packaged and labeled. Free USPS First Class shipping to the lower 48.
60 days to maturity. In our 2019 basil trials, this outstanding culinary and ornamental strain of Thai basil left us breathless. Sporting the same purple stems and flowers of standard Thai, but displayed upon a strong bushy umbrella form with wide and beautifully ample flowers. Flowering Thai voluminously produces large broad leaves, more akin to Sweet Basil, with an excellent savory-sweet anise flavor. Perfect to edge any path or pleasure planting, its bouquet habit and bounty for cooking make it ideal for near-house easy access.
Thai basil is known for its differing flavor, appearance, and ability to hold up better under higher temperatures and prolonged cooking times than sweet basil. Thai basil has a stronger flavor profile and aroma than the more commonly grown, sweet basil. Its flavor is described to be anise or licorice-like and is spicier in nature. Plants usually have small, narrow leaves, dark purple stems, and pink flowers. This strain of Thai basil sports larger, more broad leaves. The leaves smell like anise; essential oils present in leaf tissues have the highest odor intensity of the basil types.
Direct seed when the soil warms in late spring or start inside 3 weeks early and transplant after danger of frost in well-drained moderately rich soil. Space 4-10" apart. Young seedlings will damp off if heavily watered during cool cloudy weather. Water sparingly at first. Use row covers to enhance early season vigor and speed maturity. Thin to 8–12", top mature plants to induce branching and increase total yield. Harvest before plants blossom. Absolutely intolerant of frost, damaged by temperatures in the 30s. Perennial in USDA Zone 10 and above.