Lemon Mrs. Burns Basil Seeds


This packet sows up to 120 feet
Availability: In Stock
An exciting addition to the world of basil—a basil with a lemon-citrus fragrance and flavor, which makes it particularly good to make vinegars and oils, and add to salad dressings and sauces. Brightens up your cut-flower bouquets, too! Grows well anywhere and is a good container variety. Will grow inside during winter in a warm, south window.
$1.89 500 mg

Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum

Family: Laminaceae

Native: Probably Africa, but in cultivation for so long that it cannot be verified.

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual

Plant Dimensions: 12"–20" tall and wide

Variety Information: 2" long, pointed, pale green leaves with a strong, lemon-citrus scent and flavor. White flowers (if allowed to bloom). The strong lemon flavor makes 'Mrs. Burns' a great choice for vinegar and lemon-based dishes.

Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Attributes: Good for Containers

When to Sow Outside: 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 60°F, ideally 65°–85°F. Successive Sowings: We recommend 3 or 4 successive sowings every 3 weeks after initial sowing.

When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before transplanting outside. Transplant when your nighttime temperatures are above 50°F.

Days to Emerge: 5 – 10 Days

Seed Depth: ¼"

Seed Spacing: A group of 2 seeds every 12"

Row Spacing: 12"

Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 12"

Harvesting: Basil flavor is best before the plant flowers. Harvest up to 1/3 of the plant at a time, leaving enough for the plant to be healthy and keep producing. Harvest prior to a frost; basil is very frost sensitive.

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Beautiful Fragrance!
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I bought the seeds only because the packet said Lemon Basil. I don't typically like or use regular basil because I don't care for the flavor and the spiciness . The seeds germinated well. The first time I harvested 1 leaf because I wasn't sure I'd like the scent or flavor. Wow ! Was I amazed at the intoxicating fragrance that was citrusy and vibrant green, unlike anything I had ever smelled before. I love using the leaves in salads and in tea. It gave me back a lot of seeds. By the way I winter sowed them on March 17, 2019 in clear gallon sized water bottles: I think they liked it there. The flowers are lovely . Even now in the winter when I brush up against the dried up seed pods their lovely fragrance is released and it makes me smile and want to plant some more. Thank-you Botanical Interests for offering this variety in my local Sprouts Market Store.

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