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Thai basil (Ocimum basilicum)

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2.01 € *
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Item number
OCI02
Seed quantity:
300 Pcs.
Botanical name:
Ocimum basilicum
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Description

The spicy, anise-scented leaves are mainly used fresh and fit many Asian dishes. Thai basil fits perfectly with curries with coconut milk. Best eaten raw, Thai basil also lends its spicy flavour to traditional Vietnamese noodle soup, 'pho'.


250 thai basil Seeds

Growing instructions
Cultivation and sowing of Thai basil:
  • Sow from mid-March indoors in pots, or in mid-May directly into the field. Basil needs light to germinate. Scatter seeds on the moist soil and press them into the ground only lightly.
  • Basil is very sensitive to frost and therefore only annual in temperate climate zones.
  • Basil prefers soil which rich in humus, loose and sandy and warm and sunny locations. It does not like windy locations
  • Family: Lamiaceae (mint)

Details: Plant description & care

Plant family:
Lamiaceae
Flower colour:
White
Flowering period :
August, July, June, September
Location:
Sun
Water requirements:
Moderately moist
Lifecycle :
Perennial
Winter hardy up to:
5 °C

Sowing & cultivation

Indoor pre-culture (seedling stage):
April, March
Sowing time outdoors:
April, June, May
Sowing depth:
0,5 cm:
Best germination temperature :
20 – 24 °C
Germination time in days:
5 – 14
Planting distance approx.:
20 cm
Maturation time (days):
40 – 60
Main harvest:
August, July, September

Companion planting

Bad intercropping partners:
Summer savory, melisse, salbei, thymian
Good intercropping partners:
Chard, Cucumbers, Fennel, Tomatoes, zucchini

Other names

German names:
Horapa, Lakritzbasillikum, Thaibasilikum

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