Herb – Basil Siam Queen

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The large leaves are very fragrant.  You can start harvesting leaves early in the season, or allow the plant to flower.  For more leaf production, pinch the plant to encourage branching. It is used in a wide range of Thai, Vietnamese, Italian and Indian cuisines.  The flavor remains more stable  at high and extended cooking temperatures than many other types of basil, yet it is still recommended that you add to your recipes at the end of cooking time for best flavor.

Exposure:  Full to part sun

Matures:  45-50 days

Spacing:  24″ apart

Container Friendly:  Yes

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DIG THIS!   about Basil:

Basil makes an excellent addition to herbal bath mixtures and is considered a stimulating herb!  Often used as a medicinal herb, basil can be very soothing for upset stomachs.  Seeping a teaspoon of dried leaves in a cup of boiled water is said to aid digestion, expel gas, relieve cramps and vomiting and has a slight sedative action.  Add several large leaves of basil to your poaching liquids for fish, chicken and shellfish for a tasty treat.  Basil is also cultivated for use by the cosmetic industry for shampoo, soaps and lotions.