Spicy anise-clove scent and flavor. Most commonly used in Thai or Vietnamese cooking. Attractive plants are 12-18" tall with medium green leaves and purple stems and blossoms. Good for container gardening.
- Annual plants
- Plants grow to 12-18 inches tall
- Green leaves, purple stalks and blossoms
- Spicy, anise scent and flavor
This variety works for:
- Fresh eating
The flavor of basil is best when the leaves are fresh. Cooking or heating the leaves will change the flavor so add the leaves at the last minute to warm dishes.
This variety is great for use in Thai and Vietnamese cooking.
Basil is one of the main ingredients in pesto, along with olive oil and garlic. You can also steep the leaves of basil in milk or cream and create basil flavored confections like chocolates or ice cream.
Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors when soil is warm and temperature does not drop below 65°F. Can also be started indoors 4-6 weeks before planting out. Make successive sowings for continuous summer supplies. Pinch back flower stalks as they appear to keep plants from bolting. Prefers rich well-drained soil.
- Direct Seed: 1/8" Deep
- Germination: 5-30 Days
- Thin: 4-6" Apart
- Light: Full Sun
Ratings & Reviews
Vigorous plant with amazing taste
Perfect if you like to make lots of stir fry. About once a week when this is in bloom, we go out and deadhead all our plants and add it to a stir fry. The flowers are the best part.
Also does well in hydroponic setup in the winter.
best Thai basil I've ever grown
This is the first Thai basil I've grown that looks as big and vigorous as what they give you at Vietnamese/Thai restaurants - it's great! Other ones always are small and go to seed to fast. I'd upload a picture if I could
Maybe not Thai basil seeds in packs for 2021?
I had a packet from 2021 (only direct seeded, never wound up with any plants but my garden got a bit neglected and I didn’t think much of it) and used some again this year. I’m not sure what kind of basil it is but it’s not Thai! This probably explains why last summer I wound up with a lot more traditional looking basil than I remember planting!
This was my second year growing Thai basil and continue to like its flavor. Have a particular fettuccine dish made with fresh cherry tomatoes and basil. Great recipe overall but the extra bit of spice from the Thai makes it even better. Thai is not 'hot' but just has a great spicy taste.
Perhaps noteworthy that I grow garden herbs and vegetables in containers.
Rigorous, Delicious and Feeds the Bees.
Rigorous and aromatic. The bees also love the flowers of this basil! I grew these in containers in my rooftop garden and in the mornings I'd be delighted to see honey bees and native bees foraging. Beautiful plant and delicious, the anise flavor of this Thai basil doesn't overwhelm the basil taste elements.