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″.
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