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Lemon Basil is a lovely hybrid between Basil and American Basil. Lemon Basil reaches a mature height of 20-40cm tall. Like Sweet Basil, Lemon Basil does great in a container or in the ground with lots of sunshine but can tolerate part shade. Plants growth can be maintained by pinching out the flowers. Lemon Basil is generally tolerant of a wide range of soils, but ideally you should provide rich, moist, well-drained soil with plenty of organic matter.
Lemon basil is the only basil used much in Indonesian cuisine. It is often eaten raw with salad or raw vegetables Lemon basil is often used to season certain Indonesian dishes, such as curries, soup, stew and steamed or grilled dishes. In Thailand, Lemon basil is one of several types of basil used in Thai Cuisine in certain Thai Curries. It is also used in North East part of India state Manipur. In Manipur, it is used in curry like pumpkin, used in singju (a form of salad), and in red or green chilli pickles.
You can harvest your lemon basil as any time, but sweet medium sized leaves are often the best.