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Cinnamon/ Mexican Basil

O. Basilicum Var.

This spicy Mexican basil produces 2 to 3 inch leaves and light lavender blooms. The spicy aroma is cinnamon, mint, with a touch of anise. The taste is cinnamon followed by a trace of anise and mint, giving a warm pungency to the tongue. 100 seeds.

 

Planting

Annual 

Germination:  5-10 days

Seed Planting Depth:  Lightly cover

Seeding Indoors/Outdoors:   Start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Provide 65-70 degrees soil temperatures.Transplant 6-12" apart. Sow outdoors in the late spring when soil warms to 70 degrees. Thin to 4-12" apart , less space apart for baby sized basil and more for mature plants.

Light  Needs:  Sun 

Soil Needs: Fertile, moist soil

Uses: Culinary, medicinal, attracts bees and beneficials.

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