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Cinnamon Basil

Organic Cinnamon Basil Seeds

Intoxicating scent

Ocimum basilicum
Brightness of basil mixes with the round, warm tones of cinnamon.
More than a quirky name, this basil smells and tastes like cinnamon. Stems are a dark purplish-red, topped with deep-green leaves that emit a warm, spicy scent.
Product ID# HE0168 , Certified Organic by NOFA-NY LLC
Quick Facts
Days to Germination 4 to 10 days
Days to Maturity 60 days
Planting Depth ¼ inch
Spacing in Row 8 to 12 inches
Spacing Between Rows 12 to 24 inches
Height at Maturity 12 to 24 inches
Width at Maturity 12 inches
Detailed Product Info

Cinnamon Basil isn't just a quirky name for this variety--this basil actually tastes and smells like cinnamon. Both the spice and this variety of basil contain the chemical cinnamate, giving them their flavor. Cinnamon Basil has beautiful stems that are a dark purplish-red, topped with deep-green leaves that emit that warm, spicy scent. While basil usually enhances our favorite savory dishes, Cinnamon Basil's sweetness make it a perfect addition to sugared dishes (fried bananas, apple pie, even tea). Or simply grow it to enjoy its aroma and bad-bug-ousting properties.

Growing Instructions

Direct sow after frost, or start indoors up to 1 month before last frost date. To have fresh basil the whole season, start in succession at one-month intervals. Pinch off tallest growth in order to keep basil from flowering; flavor becomes too strong once in bloom. Good for garden or container plantings.

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