Clone East, Monamolin, Gorey, Ireland, Y25 H721
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Basil (Lemon) Ocimum x citriodorum (syn. Ocimum americanum var citriodorum)


Bushy annual with narrow grey-green veined leaves with a sweet, tangy flavour of lemon mixed with anise. Stalks are hairy and the small white flowers are lemon-scented. Helps to control a variety of garden pests

Cultivation:  Grow in light well-drained soil in full sun. Pinch out growing tips to encourage bushy growth and avoid early flowering. Needs an average temperature of 10oC or above

Height & Spread:  30-45cm x 25cm

Culinary Uses:  Leaves are used as a garnish in salads and dips, vinaigrettes and drinks. Best used and eaten fresh as looses its flavour if stored.

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Category: Product ID: 3909


Family: Lamiaceae
Plant Type: Tender, annual or short-lived perennial
Good Companion: Beans, cabbage and tomato
Bad Companion: Rue


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