Basil Seeds - Siam Thai Basil
- Seed Count: 200 Seeds
- Maturity Date: 60-70 Days from Planting/Transplanting
- Plant Type: Annual, Herb
- Growth Habit: Upright, Bushy
- Leaf Color: Deep Green with Purple Stems and Flowers
- Flavor Profile: Anise-Like, Spicy
- Ideal Growing Conditions: Full Sun, Warm Temperate Climate
- Spacing: Plant seeds 1/4 inch deep, spaced 10-12 inches apart
History: The Siam Queen Thai Basil is a distinct cultivar of Thai basil, originating from Southeast Asia. This variety is celebrated for its robust flavor and aromatic leaves, making it a staple in Thai cuisine. Its vibrant color and unique taste profile have led to its widespread popularity in culinary traditions across the globe.
Uses: Siam Queen Thai Basil is highly sought after for its intense flavor, perfect for Thai dishes, stir-fries, and soups. Its anise-like, spicy taste adds a unique twist to traditional basil recipes. Moreover, its aromatic qualities make it an excellent choice for infusing oils and vinegars.
Growing Habits & Planting Instructions: This basil variety thrives in warm, sunny conditions and prefers well-drained soil. Sow seeds directly in the garden or start indoors and transplant after the last frost. For best growth, provide consistent moisture and prune regularly to encourage bushier growth and prevent early flowering. The Siam Queen Thai Basil is known for its upright, bushy growth habit, with deep green leaves and purple stems and flowers, making it not only a culinary delight but also a visually appealing addition to herb gardens and container plantings.