Basil is a popular spice plant for herb gardens, used for flavoring in a variety of cuisines. If you are a serious cook, you’ll need to use different types of basil depending on the type of food you are making. For Thai food, you’ll want to consider basil ‘Siam Queen.’ This type of basil has a strong anise flavor and the fragrance of clove.
Many types of basil are sweet, including those used in Italian cuisine. However, do not expect the same sweet, rounded taste from Siam Queen. The leaves of this basil taste like licorice. They offer a spicy bite of strong anise flavor mixed in with the familiar basil taste. Even the smell of the pungent leaves is spicy and really perfumes the air of your summer garden.
Siam Queen basil plants, like all basil plants, require lots of sunshine to grow and thrive. They also need well-draining soil with a high organic content. It should be consistently moist.
Package Size: 30 seeds per pack
Germination Rate: 75%
Germination Time: 14 – 28 Days
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