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Non-GMO, Lemon Basil Herb Seed from True Leaf Market. Ocimum basilicum x citriodorum is native to India. As basil has many different varieties, Lemon Basil Herb is considered non-sweet and is a hybrid between African and common basil. With slightly tangy and citrusy flavor, Lemon basil is often cooked in Indonesian cuisine. The oils from Lemon Basil leaves are full of antioxidants and are often used for healing and preventing skin damage. As this herb prefers warm seasons, it also thrives as a compact bush that can be planted in containers.
Non-GMO Lemon Basil Herb plants (Ocimum basilicum x citriodorum) can reach up to 2" tall as compact bushes. As late summer to early fall approaches, Lemon Basil grows light-green stems with white flowers" giving off a bright lemon-scented aroma. As their glossy leaves become 1-2" long, they will be ready to harvest. Non-sweet varieties such as Lemon Basil continue to grow as a warm season crop until the first frost arrives. These herbs prefer to have their flowers pinched back as they develop, in order to maintain their peak flavor and oil properties.
Basil in general, is an ultimate hybrid herb and has lots of different varieties. As basil is also ancient and has been crossbred over time, it becomes a challenge for gardeners to pin down a single origin. Basil can be classified as either sweet or non-sweet. The more common types are considered sweet. For example, a cultivar that isn't sweet would be clove basil.
Cosmetic & Non-Culinary Uses for Lemon Basil Herb Seed
Lemon Basil is often grown to harvest and make into natural remedies such as soap, body wash or used to soothe as stress-relieving therapy. You can also make homemade lip balm by infusing fresh Lemon Basil leaves in olive oil for 2 months, then using warm beeswax or cocoa butter to mix into a moisturizing treatment.
Culinary Uses for Lemon Basil Herb Seed
As a hybrid variety that provides a mild sweetness with a bright flavor, Lemon Basil complements dishes such as baked coconut chicken, which is called "Ayam panggang sulawesi" in Indonesia. The white lemon-scented flowers can also be added fresh to salads or as a holiday drink garnish.
Benefits of Growing Lemon Basil Herb Seed
As a late summer to early fall crop, Lemon Basil plants will not only brighten the overall aroma, but can repel unwanted pests such as mosquitoes. This tangy and citrusy basil makes a great ornamental addition to your herb garden"giving off a lemon scent that lasts throughout the late summer days. As basil plants are often grown as annuals, they are technically perennials and can overwinter in warmer regions. Lemon Basil Herbs are easy to grow from seed or plant in containers.
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