Lime basil has light green, tear-drop shaped leaves with smooth, slightly toothed margins. The leaves are smaller than the more common sweet basil. The leaf stalks can grow up to 40 centimetres long, and during the mid to late-summer months will produce long bracts of tiny white flowers. The leaves offer a strong, somewhat sweet, citrusy scent all but masking the camphor scent common to sweet basil. They have a very distinctive lime flavour, due to the high concentrations of the volatile oil citral.
Excellent for flavouring sauces, dressing and desserts.
Lime Basil can be used in a variety of dishes with chicken, fish, sauces, fruit salad and Thai dishes. Or smash some leaves between the palm of your hands and put them into a G&T!
- 100% naturally grown without the use of pesticides or herbicides. All seedlings are grown from organic non-GMO seeds.
- Shipped directly to you and easy to plant in your Home Tower Garden®.
- Grown to order and delivered within 20 working days. We also have a range of seedling packs, which are pre-grown and ready to deliver within as little as two days.
- You can select three different types of growing medium. By default, they will be grown in soil-based Root Riot® plugs, but if you want a different medium, please select from the dropdown menu above. All the varieties we offer will work in a Tower Garden, but having trialled many different types, we strongly recommend the Root Riot® plugs.
- Tower Garden® Ready
- 100% Organic Seeds
- 100% GMO-Free
- 100% Pesticide Free
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