Basil Leafy Thai Red Stem - Asian Vegetable
This is a Thai basil that has deep green leaves with purple stems and flowers. Also has a very strong anise/clove flavor and is commonly used in many Asian dishes. This is a vigorous plants that has high yields. Use in authentic Vietnamese, Cambodian or Thai dishes, such as pho, the famous noodle soup of Vietnam. Delicious in fish, poultry, pasta and rice dishes. . Maturity Approx. 75-80 days.
Culture: Prepare fertile, well-drained soil. Sow seeds in late spring/summer after last frost in a warm, sunny location. Or start seeds inside 6 weeks before last frost date (or 8 weeks before expected transplanting date). Keep soil moist. Fertilize as needed. Plants grow well in warm temperatures but can show cold damage if grown below 50°F. Harvest older leaves and pinch back flower buds for continuous leaf production.