Ocimum basilicum var. thyrsiflora. Siam Queen Thai basil seeds are the authentic heirloom basil variety that is native to southeast Asia. Known as horapha in Thai, and húng quế in Vietnamese. Highly regarded for its distinctive, spicy flavour. Vigorous, highly ornamental plants with purple stalks and flowers that open to pink, providing a nice contrast to its dark green leaves. This variety is particularly productive in hot weather or in a greenhouse, and will thrive in the Okanagan and in southern Ontario. It performs well in containers, but don't let it dry out. Pick young shoots regularly to extend the harvest.
Siam Queen Thai Basil seeds produce plants that are perfect for soups, stir-fries, and spicy cuisine.
Planting basil from seed is truly enjoyable. Seeds germinate slowly, a bit faster when heated from below, and basil enjoys hot weather and full sun. Be sure to try Thai basil, holy basil, and red rubin basil — each variety has its own characteristics. Follow along with this handy How to Grow Basil from Seed Guide and grow some flavour.!