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.We regret that no more of this product will be available for 2021. We hope to offer it again next season.
Basil is a very easy crop to grow from seed for summer harvests. Basil seeds germinate slowly, a bit faster when heated from below, and basil enjoys hot weather and full sun. Each variety has its own charms, but Sweet Basil and Genovese are the standard bearers. Continue reading below for our top tips on how to grow basil from seed.