(Ocimum basilicum ‘Anise’)
Basil Thai has a more assertive taste than many other sweet basils. The herb has small leaves, purple stems and a subtle licorice or mint flavour.
Choose a sunny site with well-drained soil, amend with well-rotted manure or compost.
Thai basil, which has an anise flavour, is used as a condiment in Thai and Vietnamese dishes. Thai basil is also a frequently used ingredient in Thai red curry. Thai Basil is also an important ingredient in the very popular Taiwanese dishes. Basil Thai has a spicy aniseed aroma. To preserve its full fragrance and flavour pick just prior to going into the dish. Thai basil tends to hold its flavor better when cooked.
|Harvest||Regularly, the more you harvest the more it will produce. If kept warm and harvested often you may even get 10 months worth of Basil leaves.|
|Position||Part to Full Sun|