Sweet and tangy lemon basil. Very bright green, 2 1/2″ long leaves with white blooms make this basil both attractive and intensely flavorful. Ht. 20-24″.
•Edible Flowers: Use the flowers in any recipe that calls for basil, or to garnish drinks, salads, soups, pasta, and desserts. Flavor is of intense basil and citrus.
Grow in fall, spring, summer with temps 70°F or more and night temps above 50°F.
Begin light harvesting after plants have become established. It is best done in the early morning when the temperature is cooler and the leaves are less likely to wilt. A full harvest should be completed just before the plants start to flower. Cut the entire plant 4-6″ above rockwool to promote repeat growth. Leaves are easily bruised when picking, so handle carefully. Do not store at a temperature less than 50°F (10°C).
LATIN NAME: Ocimum basilicum var. citriodora
SEED NAME: Mrs. Burns’ Lemon Basil from Johnny’s Selected Seeds