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Basil

Lime Seeds

(Ocimum americanum)

Exact origins unknown, but this rare heirloom is grown extensively in Asia and Africa. Lime Basil, known as American Basil, Hairy or Hoary Basil, shares kinship with lemon basil and is recognised by its hairy stems. Besides its culinary appeal, it serves as both an ornamental plant and a natural insect repellent. It's extracted essential oil is versatile, used in soaps, candles, cosmetics, and aromatherapy, blending seamlessly with floral, spicy, or citrusy oils. This basil is more heat tolerant than sweet basil. Intensely fragrant annual with sweet white flowers, sow spring and summer.

Seed count: 600/g.

Available options:

Eden Seeds
Packet (100 seeds) $3.70
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Basil seeds planting information:

When To Plant In Australia
Tropics:All Year
Subtropic:Aug-Jan
Mild:Sep-Dec
Cold/Frost:Sep-Jan
Seed Sowing
Plant space cm:20-25
Row space cm:30-50
Depth cm:0.5
Best soil temp:18-35 °C
Sow after frost:Yes
 
Other Info
Number of seeds per gram:500-1000
Average days to maturity:70-84
Seed savers needed
Sprout & Eat
Sprout & Cut
Companion Planting
Try these plants as good neighbours for Basil
There are no shipping
restrictions for this seed.
W.A. CustomersDue to quarantine restrictions in W.A. there is a 10,000 seeds limit per each variety.
Basil seed count is 600/g. Please stay under this 10,000 seeds limit when ordering seeds as we will have to reduce or remove it from your order. If you have any queries on ordering large quantities please phone us on (07) 5533 1177.
TAS CustomersDue to quarantine restrictions in TAS there is an 800g limit per each seed variety.
Please stay under this 800g limit when ordering seeds as we will have to reduce or remove it from your order.

  

 

 

 

 

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