(O. americanum) Zesty lime flavor and aroma. Delicious in salads, salsa, and fish and chicken dishes. Compact, mounding plants average 20" in height. More heat tolerant than sweet basil. Annual.
Green Thumb Tip Sow seeds outdoors when soil is warm and
temperature does not drop below 65°F. Can also be
started indoors 4-6 weeks before planting out. Make
successive sowings for continuous summer supplies.
Pinch back flower stalks as they appear to keep
plants from bolting. Prefers rich well-drained soil.