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Basil Thai Siam Queen

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Siam Queen Thai Basil is a variety with red stems and vibrant red flower heads, Siam Queen boasts a distinct anise flavour highly sought after in Thai cuisine. Its vibrant flowers are suitable for decorating salads and curries for an extra touch of colour.

A short-lived annual that is sensitive to frost, basil does well in pots. It can be sown any time from late spring to summer in a tunnel, greenhouse, conservatory or on a sunny windowsill.

Has the most amazing aroma when the leaves are crushed or torn.

Seed Quantity 100 Seeds

Type Edible Herb

Genus Ocimum africanum

Sow Seeds Sow seeds 0.5cm deep into small trays of seed compost, and cover with a sprinkling of seed compost/vermiculite.  Keep at a temperature of 15-25℃.  Alternatively, sow outside from late May to early July.  Prick out seedlings into individual pots when large enough.  Do not overwater. Basil hates sitting in wet compost

 Plant Out When all risk of frost has passed. Basil does not like wet soil. 

Flowers All Year Round

Height & Spread 40cm high x 30cm spread

    A pair of fresh Thai Siam Queen basil leaves resting on a cloth with a floral design
    Thai Siam Queen basil plant with vibrant green leaves on a wooden table next to a kitchen knife
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