Basil – Lemon (Organic)


This unusual basil will enchant you with its wonderful lemony basil fragrance that is caused by a high content of citral and limonene. It has a milder taste than ordinary basil and can be used in cooking or to make a herbal tea. It also goes exceptionally well in sweet dishes adding a citrusy twist.

The plants have small, green leaves with slightly serrated edges. We just love having it growing in our polytunnel or garden and think it’s worth a try if you haven’t already.

(Approximate seed count – 350)

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When to sow: March – July

Spacing: 15 x 30cm

Basil tips: Sow into a seed tray and prick out plants when they are still small to avoid root damage. Alternatively sow in modules.
Plant out either under cover, or in a sunny and sheltered spot at final spacing. Harvest the tips of shoots back to a node to keep the plants producing tender new leaves. If plants are becoming leggy, they can be cut back to 1/3 of their size. They should produce new growth.