Basil is one of the most popular herbs, used in just about every kind of cooking. The perfect complimentary ingredient for recipes that use tomatoes. Attractive purple stems grow to a Height of 20” A must for any gardener!
Thai basil is more tender and intensely flavored than Sweet Basil. Its highly aromatic, licorice-basil aroma is more stable at high and extended cooking temperatures than other basil varieties. Great for use in Thai cooking in addition to Italian recipes.
Salads, Pesto, fresh, frozen and dried
How to harvest and store your basil
The essential oils of the plant are at their peak early in the morning making this the perfect time for harvest mature leaves. While harvesting pinch back the growing tip of the plants which will stimulate branching and make a fuller more bushy plant. Basil leaves can be used fresh or dried. Another method of storage is to grind them up in a food processor and place in ice cube trays with a little water and freeze. Once frozen they can be removed to freezer bags and used for that “fresh” basil taste anytime of the year. Leaves can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week.