Cinnamon basil

Ocimum basilicum

Sprouts in: 7 - 14 days
Enjoy for: 60 - 90 days
Plant is edible!
Grows best at: 18°C to 30°C (64.4°F to 86°F)

  • Cinnamon Basil likes to be cut! You can start trimming your plants approximately one month after planting. You may remove single leaves occasionally... But, for more thriving growth, pinching off the whole tip is recommended - it will grow two new shoots in a week.
  • Trimming your plant will also delay flowering and prevents the taste from becoming bitter. It is up to you - if you want to see Cinnamon Basil flowers, do not cut your plant anymore. If you would like to keep harvesting its cinnamon smelling leaves, continue trimming.
  • Basil is an annual plant and does not last forever. If it has been over twelve weeks and the plant looks aged, it is time to replace the pod.

Fun facts!

  • Cinnamon Basil is used in pasta, salads, jellies, vinegar, and baked goods.
  • Cinnamon Basil is a perfect plant to brew a cup of relaxing tea, use fresh or dried leaves.
  • Tip against food waste! If there is more produce than you can consume, dry whole leaves to extend storage time. Store dried leaves in a sealed glass jar.
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