An Asian basil used extensively in many Thai, Vietnamese and Laotian dishes from soups, curries, salads, and stir-fries. Imparts a strong distinct flavour that its also called ‘Licorice/Anise’ basil or Bai Horpapa. Lance shaped leaves are less round than the European/Western varieties along with it’s red stems and flower stalks they can’t be confused. Makes a 45 cm tall bushy plant. Tender perennial. All basil do poorly when temps dip below 10C. Plant out when night time temps are above this critical temp for happy plants (and a happier you).
- Seed Count: 100
- Collection Date: Sept 2018
- Hardiness Zone: annual
- Height and Width: 45cm x 45cm
- Germination test type: hand sort; germination 80%
How to germinate Thai Basil seeds:
Germination WILL NOT happen at temps less than 10C. Use a well draining humus rich soil/medium. Optimum germination temp 15C. Sow, mist well. Keep moist and warm. A clear plastic cover will improve success. Transplant at 4 true leaf stage into individual pots and grow on. Can be directly sowed, but do so only after you’re safe from any frost.