The Lime Basil plant is very easy to grow and smells extremely fragrant! It has an amazing lemon scent, perfect for homemade lemonade! Use this in all your favorite culinary creations! It grows to the perfect size for planting in containers, and the aroma of just passing by this herb, will take your senses on an enjoyable ride.
Quick Tip Planting Guide:
Depth to Plant
Spacing Between Plants
Days to Germinate (Sprout)
No. of Plants per sq. ft.
|0.25 inches deep||
|after last frost||
Up to 2 feet tall
|Up to 1 feet wide||1|
What is Lime Basil?
Lime Basil offers a crisp citrus flavor, with a zesty undertones. It grows as an annual herb with white or lavender flowers. It has many medicinal purposes which makes it an "all around great herb" to grow in your own gardens.
Health Benefits of Lime Basil
From treating some cancers, symptoms of stress, asthma and diabetes, Lime Basil is recognized widely as a medicinal herb.
Ways to Consume Lime Basil
Used commonly in fresh cooked recipes, always add it at the last moment so that the cooking doesn't destroy the citrus flavor. It is a favorite ingredient in pesto, and used to thicken soups. Try it with fried chicken, or steeping it in milk to create lovely ice creams or chocolates. Don't toss the flower buds, they are full of flavor and are edible as well.
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