Basil (Thai) 'Siam Queen' - (Non-GMO) - Herb Seeds
This pungent award winning basil has pointy green leaves with purple stems. Works wonderfully with fried rice and bell peppers. Prefers to be grown in the warmth of the summer and will begin to slow its growth and eventually wilt when temps get below 15c (60F). Works great as a container plant.
85 Days to Harvest!
600 seeds/gram Do not rush planting as Basil loves warm soil and warm temperatures - they will languish if temperatures are below 15 C (60 F). Sow seed directly outdoors in a sunny site with average soil in late May and June. Plant seed 4 mm (3/16") deep and 6 mm (1/4") apart. Thin to 20-25 cm (8-10") apart in the garden. Seed can also be started indoors in a soil-less mix 4-6 weeks before last frost date. Keep temperature at 21 C (70 F) for the 7-10 day germination period, then grow on at the same temperature before hardening off and transplanting outside after the danger of all frost has passed.
Blooming Season Begins: High Summer
Life Cycle: Annual
Propagation: Start Indoors for an Earlier Crop or Sow Direct
Days to Emergence: 21
Light: Full Sun
Growth Habit: Bushy
Height: Tall (> 70 cm)
Frost Tolerance: Killed by Frost
Days to Harvest: 85
Degree of Difficulty: Easy
Family Name: Lamiaceae
Latin: Ocimum basilicum