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World Kitchen - Asia - Basil Thai Siam Queen
Ocimum basilicum - Basil Thai Siam Queen
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A large vigorous and bushy plant producing fragrant green leaves with purple stems and small red to purple flowers. It has quite a strong, clove-scented, aroma that is more intense in flavour than sweet basil. It's commonly used in Asian cuisine such as in curries, stir fries, soups and salads. A late flowering variety, that results in higher yields. Great planted straight in the garden or in pots and containers. Pick as needed.

Contains average 250 seeds.

Colour — Purple
Flower Colour — Purple
Light Requirements — Full sun
Soil Requirements — Well drained soil
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Planting Advice

Sow direct into growing position or in pots in a warm, sheltered position in full sun. Sow thinly and cover lightly with fine soil. Firm gently and keep moist. When large enough, thin to 15cm (6in) apart. Harvest all year round, pick leaves as required.

Watering needs

Keep soil moist.