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Basil 'Horapha nanum'

A quick-growing, vigorous and productive form of Thai basil which did very well in our trial last summer.
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300 seeds

5 seedlings

Delivery:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow Under Cover
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Edible Crop
Position
Kitchen Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
Harvest from June – September
Height
30cm (12in)
Group/Species
basilicum
Common name
Thai Basil
Moisture
Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
30cm (12in)
Cultivation
Sow from March under cover. Best grown in containers in the glasshouse or a sunny windowsill but can be planted outside from June when nights are warm, in a sheltered position in full sun.

Description

A quick-growing, vigorous and productive form of Thai basil which did very well in our trial last summer. The leaves have a characteristic, more aniseedy flavour than Sweet Genovese Basil, and are the essential ingredient in authentic green curry pastes.

We pick the flower spikes as well as the leaves as foliage fillers for scented vases and edible table centres.

Please note, illustrated packets are being introduced gradually over the coming months, availability may vary.

Care Tips

Grows well in a container, keep re-potting into a slightly larger pot when roots start to show through the drainage holes at the bottom. Water plants in the morning if possible. Keep plants bushy by pinching the tips and removing any flowers.