Thai basil has a sweet anise, licorice-like flavor, with a hint of that familiar basil spiciness. It has small, narrow, leaves similar to lemon basil, with purple colored stems and flowers. Just like other basils, contains high levels of Vitamin K, and moderate levels of beta carotene, vitamin C, calcium, folate, iron, magnesium, manganese, copper, and omega-3 fatty acids. Makes an aromatic garnish for soups, sandwiches, salads, and is so delicious added to stir fries...or even used to make thai basil pesto!
|Days to germination||8-14 days|
|Days to maturity||70-80 days|
|Plant time||Late Spring, Summer|
|Soil temperature||minimum 70 degrees F|
|Optimum soil P.H||60-7.0|
|Harvest||Pick leaves at any point during the growing season or snip leafy stems. Never cut into the woody parts of a stem because the plant will not re-sprout.|