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Herb Description: Siam Queen Basil has tender, intensely clove/licorice flavored leaves that are a favorite in Thai and Vietnamese cuisine, especially in Vietnamese pho. This excellent variety of basil was developed to have the traits preferred in Asian cuisine, such as an intense flavor that is stable even under high temperatures; Siam Queen is currently the most popular variety of Thai basil, and home and professional chefs alike regard it practically as a vegetable in southeastern Asia. Siam Queen Basil won the prestigious AAS Award in 1997.
Herb Botanical Name: Ocimum thyrsiflora
Other Common Names: Thai Basil, Ornamental Basil 'Siam Queen'
Herb Duration: Annual
Days to Herb Maturity: 80
Herb Seeds Per Oz: 22700
Herb Height: 18” to 36”
Herb Spacing: 6 in to 9 in
Herb Planting: Sow seeds indoors before last frost, or direct sow seeds outside after last frost. Plant seeds just under soil surface, and water.
Herb Seed Saving: Allow seed heads to dry on plants; then remove heads, break them open, and collect seeds. Clean and dry the seeds before storage in cool dry conditions.
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