Ocimum basilicum citriodorum. Annual.
A tasty variation on sweet basil, with a tempting lemony flavor that complements fish, cold summer soups, fruit salads and Thai cuisine. Very easy to grow.
Planting & Harvesting
Seed Depth: 1/4″ (6mm)
Plant Space: 24″ (61cm)
Row Space: 24″ (61cm)
Sprouts In: 7-21 days
Plant in a warm, sunny location with rich, moist soil in late spring. Basil loves heat and does not begin vigorous growth until night and day temperatures have warmed. Start indoors four weeks before last spring frost date.
Cut individual stems as needed. Pinch back flower stalk to improve production. May be dried or frozen for later use.