Mrs. Burns' Lemon Basil

Ocimum basilicum | SKU: 0272A
$2.76 to $14.50
  • Organic
  • Annual plants
  • Plants grow to 12-18 inches tall
  • Citrus scent and flavor

$2.76 to $14.50

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(O. basilicum) Grown since the 1920s by Mrs. Clifton of Carlsbad, New Mexico. In the 1950s she gave it to Janet Burns, mother of Barney Burns, a Native Seeds/SEARCH founder. Intense citrus aroma, popular for vinegars and seafood dishes. Plants are 12-18" tall with a neat habit, small green leaves, and white flowers. Dries nicely. The finest strain of lemon basil available. Annual.

Direct Seed: 1/8" Deep

Germination: 5-30 Days

Thin: 4-6" Apart

Light: Full Sun

Instructions - 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.