Closely related to the more common culinary basil. This plant is known as Holy Basil due to its use in religious cleansing rituals as well as an essential oil. Very aromatic and widely cultivated throughout South Asia. Multi -branched, with green to purple leaves, blooming small white flowers.
1. Native to India
2. Often used in Thai cuisine
3. Not frost hardy
Buyers must do their own research for plant uses.
How to harvest and store your basil
The essential oils of the plant are at their peak early in the morning making this the perfect time for harvest mature leaves. While harvesting pinch back the growing tip of the plants which will stimulate branching and make a fuller more bushy plant. Basil leaves can be used fresh or dried. Another method of storage is to grind them up in a food processor and place in ice cube trays with a little water and freeze. Once frozen they can be removed to freezer bags and used for that “fresh” basil taste anytime of the year. Leaves can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week.
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Note: all seeds are fresh and viable. We will not and can not be responsible for the germination of any seed since everyone has their own methods of starting, growing and planting them. We will only advise you of what we think works best. See below for more information.
Seed is a live product which depends on many important grower skills such as proper planting time, seed depth, type of soil, watering, light intensity, proper use of fertilizers, weed controls, fungicides, insecticides, soil conditions, and reasonable weather during the growing period. These factors are totally out of the sellers control, and germination and growing results are the buyer's responsibility and risk.
This plant is unmatched in beauty when in bloom. This seed produces a versatile multi-purpose plant that is perfect for the plant collector. Seedlings will need a lot of light to grow well. Blossoms attract pollinators, like butterflies and hummingbirds, filling the tree with all kinds of activity. This plant is highly prized by collectors worldwide and seed is hard to get so don’t wait and buy yours today.