Sweet, spicy cinnamon flavored Basil, native to Mexico. Its growth is similar to regular basil with distinctive purple stems and flowers. It is ideal for seasoning desserts or other sweet dishes. Approximately 85 days to maturity.
Special Directions for Short Season Climates
SOWING: Sow seeds outdoors after danger of frost has passed. Or start in flats earlier indoors 4 to 6 weeks before last frost. Cover seed with 1/8 inch fine soil.
SPACING: Leave about 18 inches between rows or use in group plantings.
THINNING AND TRANSPLANTING: Thin or transplant seedlings 8 to 10 inches apart when 2 inches tall. Indoors, transplant seedlings to individual pots and plant outdoors after danger of frost has passed.
GERMINATION: 2 to 3 weeks depending upon weather and soil conditions. Keep soil moderately moist during germination.
Ed's Special Advice
Add to cut flower bouquets for its wonderful aroma. Combine with Italian basil for a flavorful variation to your favorite recipes. Basil grows best in a sunny location, in moist, rich, well drained soil. Do not plant out until weather has settled. Pinch back plants to encourage bushiness, discourage flowering and to use pruned leaves.
Organic Certification by Washington State Department of Agriculture