Siam Queen Basil
Siam Queen Basil –
‘Ocimum basilicum citriodorum
The Thai Siam Queen Basil, ‘Ocimum basilicum citriodorum’, is a 1997 All America Selection.
The Siam Queen Basil has a delicious sweet and spicy flavor. The leaves are very aromatic with a licorice basil aroma.
Thai Basil is known to the Vietnamese as “Hung Que”, and eaten raw with noodle soup and in Thailand as “Horapha”.
The Siam Queen Thai Basil has leaves that are twice the size of other Thai Basils.
The compact plant has beautiful pink and purple flowers on red purple stems.
Basil is used in Italian foods such as pesto and pasta sauces and many more classic American dishes like fish, poultry, rice, mild vegetables, eggplant etc.
Fresh Siam Queen basil makes a nice tea and is an excellent addition to vinegar.
Siam Queen 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.
- Siam Queen basil grows well in containers.