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Basil 'Greek'

Basil 'Greek'

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Common Name: Basil Greek

Mature Plant Size: 30cm high - 50cm wide

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Code: BENCH02

Price: $5.50 $5.50 AUD
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Common Name:  Basil

Best Position:  Warm part shaded position, grows well in a window with afternoon shade.

Plant Description:  The plant tastes somewhat like anise, with a strong, pungent sweet scent and taste. There are many varieties including, thai, purple ruffles and lemon. Can be grown inside in pots in winter. As the plant develops, pinch out the top to encourage bushy growth. Pick off flowers to encourage more growth. Basil is commonly used fresh in cooked recipes. It is generally added at the last moment, as cooking quickly destroys the flavour. Tear rather than chop. The fresh herb can be kept for a short time in plastic bags in the refrigerator, or for a longer period in the freezer, after being blanched quickly in boiling water.

Best Uses:  Basil is a culinary herb prominently featured in Italian cuisine, and also plays a major role in the Southeast Asian cuisines of Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos.

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