Sweet Thai Organic Basil

Nature & Nurture Seeds

Ocimum basilicum


Pkt(≈210 seeds)
Certified Organic

We just adore Thai basil both for its distint flavor and for the fact that it does not go bitter like most basil. Sweet Thai Basil has purple stems and an aromatic flavor that makes your mouth water! This is our favorite Asian basil and has been a staple in our kitchen since 1993. Popular in Thai and Vietnamese cuisine including stir-fries, soups, curries, hot pots and phở. Mike loves to make Thai Basil pesto and serve it on rice noodles. Preserve its perfect flavor into the winter by making Thai Basil salt (see Recipes). 65 days.

Even if it flowers, just keep harvesting; it doesn't turn bitter! More cold tolerant than other basils, it can be harvested during the cool nights of early fall after your Italian basils have gone bitter. Stem tops are tender and can be cooked. 

Basil originated in Southeast Asia and later spread throughout the world leading to the subsequent development of many varieties.

Basil is a full sun, heat loving crop. Start seeds indoors April 10th - May 1st at a temp of 75° (use heating mat). Days to germination: 5-14. Transplant outside, 10” apart, after nighttime temps are above 50°. Do not let plants become potbound (too big for their pots) because this will stunt plants. Alternatively, sow seeds directly outside early June. Prune young plants to encourage side branching.