Basil 'Sweet Thai' - 1 Gal.


Ocimum basilicum 'Sweet Thai'

Sweet Thai Basil has been used for mainly in Thai or Asian cooking. Its Licorice, clove-like flavor perfectly compliments the hot spicy flavors of Thai cuisine. In Thailand this basil is known as Horapha and is one of 3 basils used in their cooking. Leaves are 2" long and contrast beautifuly with the dark stems and purple flowers. Its flavor is more stable under hot or extended cooing temperatures then traditional sweet basil. Small in stature but large in flavor and it typically used in green and red curry, and used fresh as a condiment to Vietnamese pho soup. A great selection for containers and will yeild well when grown in moderatly rich, sunny, moist soils.  For best eating purposes and flavor, harvest 'Sweet Thai' and all Basil before flowering. It's easy to pick throughout the growing season just by by pinching off young leaves on a regular basis. Many use the colorful leaves in floral arrangements.

Plant Details

Zone: 8 - 10

Mature Size: 12-18in High x 12-18in Wide

Growing Tips

Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Availability and quality confirmed as of Friday, May 24 2019

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