‘Ocimum basilicum citriodorum’
The Basil Lemon, ‘Ocimum basilicum citriodorum’, has a strong lemon fragrance that makes this basil excellent for vinegars, salad dressing, fish dishes, and salads.
Basil is the corner stone of Italian cooking. Lemon Basil is a good “all around basil” and it has very few pests.
Lemon Basil has pointed 2 inch, dull green leaves. It will display white flowers if allowed to bloom.
After 4 to 6 weeks of growth, pinch top to force side growth and prevent early flowering.
Lemon Basil can be used in most Italian foods such as pesto and pasta sauces.
Fresh basil makes a nice tea, an excellent vinegar, and tastes great fresh with fish, poultry, rice, mild vegetables, eggplant and many others.
Lemon 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.