Thai Basil ‘Siam Queen’ is a variety which is used in numerous ways. Not only can its highly aromatic leaves be used as a culinary additive, they are an essential plant in alternative medicine. In the kitchen, the leaves are an ideal addition to pickles, while dried, they can be used with sauces, cheeses, casseroles, fish and meat. What is more, Thai Basil ‘Siam Queen’ is also suitable for infusions, since this variety soothes cough and can be used to treat urinary tract infections. It grows up to 40 centimetres in height and produces beautiful green leaves and inflorescences in a lovely purple. Many consider the plant to be a wonderful decoration thanks to the outstanding inflorescences in the beautiful colour.
Growing: sow the seeds in pallet planters or in planter boxes in early April. Alternatively, you can sow the seeds directly into the soil in May. The seeds germinate in 10 to 14 days at 20-25°C. Plant out into a permanent position in 20x30cm spacings in the second half of May. The plants require fertile permeable soils kept clear or weeds and sunny positions that are protected from the wind.
Each packet contains one gram of seeds.
Each packet includes a growing guide and a sow-by date.
Approximately 900 seeds (+/- 20%)