Cinnamon Basil ‘Ocimum basilicum’
The Basil Cinnamon, ‘Ocimum basilicum’, has very attractive violet stems and veining with lavender flowers. You can enjoy your summer garden while sipping a cup of Cinnamon basil tea. Cinnamon is not just in the name, it is in the aroma and flavor.
In addition to being used in all foods where basil has an impact, Cinnamon basil is delightful as a tea or potpourri. The sweet flavor is excellent combined with other fruity flavored herbs.
Cinnamon basil is used in so many foods, it is hard to mention them all. It is used in Italian foods and pesto and pasta sauces. Fresh basil makes a nice tea, an excellent vinegar, and tastes great fresh with fish.
Cinnamon basil Planting instructions:
- Plant 1 to 2 weeks after the last average frost date.
- Place the Basil seeds in well drained soil with lots of organic matter.