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Basil 'Mrs. Burns Lemon'
Ocimum x citriodorum


Sweet and tangy lemon basil.Very bright green, 2 1/2" long leaves with white blooms make this basil both attractive and intensely flavorful.This citrusy scented heirloom basil is a perfect filler  for florists and arrangers in summer bouquts.

And an  amazing  choice for cheffs for food decoration -leaves and flowers


Plant life cycle: annual

Site: annual
Height: 24-36"

Days to germinate: 5-10
Days to maturity: 60-70 days

Sow:1/4" deep
Plant spacing: 6-12"
Pinch: when 8"tall 
Approx seeds per packet: 50



How to Grow:

5-10 days at 65-70°F (18-21°C).

Sowing:Direct seed (recommended): Plant seeds 1/4" deep, 2-3 seeds per inch, in rows 18" apart. Firm the soil over the seeds. Thinning is not necessary, but a final spacing of 4-8" apart produces healthy, full plants.

 Sow indoors 6 weeks prior to setting out. Plant 1/4" deep and keep at 70°F (21°C) for best germination. Transplant to the field when seedlings have 3-4 sets of leaves, spacing at 4-8" apart in rows 18" apart.
Start seed indoors in trays 6 weeks before last frost; transplant out after all danger of frost has passed. Basil is very sensitive to cold; wait until weather has warmed to plant out.


How to harvest:

It is best done in the early morning when the temperature is cooler and the leaves are less likely to wilt. For foliage cut study stems when plants start to flower. Cut the entire plant 4-6" above the ground to promote a second growth. Leaves are easily bruised when picking, so handle carefully.


Vase life: 

Basil will last for  at 7 days

Basil Mrs. Burns Lemon

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