Herb Basil Cinnamon

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This most attractive, stocky, vigorous plant grows to 22” with leaves of purple veins contrasting with spikes of dark rose-coloured flowers. It has a strong warm, spicy, cinnamon-like aroma and flavour which can be utilised in the same manner as cinnamon.

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Herb Basil Cinnamon

Herb Basil Cinnamon. This most attractive, stocky, vigorous plant grows to 22” with leaves of purple veins contrasting with spikes of dark rose-coloured flowers. It has a strong warm, spicy, cinnamon-like aroma and flavour which can be utilised in the same manner as cinnamon.   Perfect in salad dressings and fine herbal vinegars are enhanced by adding a few sprigs of cinnamon basil.  64 days from germination.

Cultivation Advice Herb Basil Cinnamon

Days to Germination: 7-21

Days To Harvest:  64 Planting

Depth: 1/16-1/8 inch (not very deep)

Spacing, Row: 12-18 inches Spacing,

Plant: 8-10 inches Light:

Full Sun (or Partial Shade)

  •  Sow in a location with full sun (or Partial Shade) outdoors after all danger of frost and when it is warm.  Basil can be planted outside from early-spring through mid-summer.
  • For earlier plants or out of season, start seeds indoors and set plants outside when it is warm, after all danger of frost.  Cover seed with 1/16 to 1/8 inch fine soil. Keep soil moderately moist during germination.
  • Thin or transplant when at least 2 inches tall to approximately 8-10 inches apart.  Indoors, transplant seedlings to individual pots and set plants outside when it is warm and after all danger of frost.
  • Harvest leaves continually to encourage new growth.   Use pruned leaves or harvested plants fresh or dry them in a warm, airy place.
  • If you practice companion planting, plant basil near tomatoes and peppers to enhance their growth.