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Gran's Garden Seeds

Basil, Cinnamon Basil Seeds

Basil, Cinnamon Basil Seeds

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Cinnamon Basil Seeds, Open Pollinated, Non-GMO
over 25 seeds per package

Spicy-Sweet flavor and showy purple flower stems! This is not a needy plant at all. It tolerates poor soil and very hot days. Super great companion plant and when it blooms the honey bees are crazy for it.

Variety: 'Cinnamon'
Bloom Start to End: Early Summer - Late Summer
Days to Maturity: 68
Plant Height: 18 in - 2 ft 6 in
Plant Width: 3 ft
Planting depth, about 1/8”, keep soil lightly moist until germination.
It is very tolerant to poor soil

Cinnamon basil is a rare treat your garden should not be without. A distinctly different variety from the commonly grown species, it is very easy to cultivate, delicious, and useful in the garden.

Grow it for that irresistible spicy-sweet scent, those charming red stems and pink blooms, and/or the delectable flavor of the small, deep green leaves.

This basil gets its name because it contains the same ingredient as cinnamon: methyl cinnamate. But it also retains its traditional basil flavor, so the result is a spicy-sweet combination that works as well in baked goods as it does in pastas and salads. If you make your own jams, oils, or vinegars, be sure to grow some just for flavoring!

Cinnamon Basil reaches about 3 feet high and wide in the garden, but can be kept much smaller for containers and tight spaces. It is quick-growing and distinctive, with a deep red central stem and small, toothy, dark green foliage. Often the red stem color blushes onto the veins of the leaves, too, adding to the ornamental appeal.

If you are growing Cinnamon Basil for its ornamental beauty or as a pest repellant in the vegetable garden (it does a particularly good job with tomatoes), you will also love its deep pink to purple blooms, which arise profusely. If you are growing it for culinary use, however, you will be pinching away those flower buds the minute you see them, to preserve the full force of the leaves' flavor!

I planted many of these in my garden alongside my tomato plants. It seemed to really help with the unwanted insects and when it blooms the pollinators loved it, which helped my tomato plants to set fruit, of course.

Basil loves hot weather and plenty of sunshine, but it needs watering here in Texas once a day come June and then in August and September, twice a day. Mulch the plants to retain moisture, and water during dry spells. Enjoy this exceptional basil in the garden or in your flowerpots!

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