SIAM QUEEN BASIL

KSh200

 Ready to be delivered to you in Nairobi tomorrow or collected from Herbivore Garden Centre in Gigiri. (apart from Sunday, Monday & Public Holidays) 

Siam Queen Basil produces beautiful, medium-sized leaves that offer a subtle liquorice flavour; perfect for stir fries and soups. This All-American Selections Winner bears clusters of reddish-purple flowers that are sweet and spicy when fresh, while dried leaves have a liquorice-basil aroma.

 

Basil grows 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. 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.

 

You can harvest basil as any time, but medium sized leaves are often the best.  Leaves and sprigs can be preserved in oil and/or vinegar, or dried and kept in air tight containers.