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Lime Basil Seeds (Certified Organic)

Sweet, zesty lime flavor and aroma.

Availability: In stock

$3.25
All orders are hand-packaged and may take UP TO FOUR weeks to SHIP.
Thank you for your patience during this time.

Details

Rare and hard to find! Lime basil has a sweet, zesty lime flavor and aroma. It is delicious in salads, sauces, dressings, desserts, salsa, vinegars, fish dishes, and chicken dishes. The compact plants have more heat tolerance than sweet basil.

Michigan Seeds and Plants grown on our farm, Renegade Acres, in Howell, MI!

Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth.

Additional Info

Botanical Name Ocimum americanum
Life Cycle Annual
Min. Time to Germinate 6 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 14 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds Surface Sow; press seeds gently into the soil to make good contact, but do not cover with any additional soil; these seeds require light to germinate
When to Sow Indoors 6-8 weeks before last spring frost, Outdoors after all danger of spring frost is past
Growing Height 12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
Plant Spacing 18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
Hardiness N/A
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Danger N/A
Bloom Color White/Near White
Bloom Time Late Fall/Early Winter, Late Summer/Early Fall, Mid-Fall
Other Details Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater, Suitable for growing in containers
Soil pH Requirements 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral), 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
Days to Harvest 60-70
Propagation Methods From herbaceous stem cuttings, From seed; direct sow after last frost, From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel, From seed; sow indoors before last frost
Seed Collecting Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds, Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry, Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored
Seeds Per Pack 50