'Cinnamon' Basil Seeds

'Cinnamon' Basil Seeds

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Spicy-sweet flavor and showy purple stems
Days to Maturity: 68 from direct sowCinnamon basil is a rare treat your garden should not be without. A distinctly different variety from the commonly grown species Ocimum basilicum, it is very easy to cultivate, delicious, and useful in the garden. Grow it for that irresistible spicy-sweet scent, those charming red stems and pink blooms, and/or the delectable flavor of the small, deep green leaves.This basil gets its name because it contains the same ingredient as cinnamon: methyl cinnamate. But it also retains its traditional basil flavor, so the result is a spicy-sweet combination that works as well in baked goods as it does in pastas and salads. If you make your own jams, oils, or vinegars, be sure to grow some just for flavoring.Cinnamon basil reaches 3 feet high and wide in the garden, but can be kept much smaller for containers and tight spaces. It is quick-growing and distinctive, with a deep red central stem and small, toothy, dark green foliage. Often the red stem color blushes onto the veins of the leaves, too, adding to the ornamental appeal.If you are growing Cinnamon basil for its ornamental beauty or as a pest repellant in the vegetable garden (it does a particularly good job with tomatoes), you will also love its deep pink to purple blooms, which arise profusely. If you are growing it for culinary use, however, you will be pinching away those flower buds the minute you see them, to preserve the full force of the leaves flavor.Grow Cinnamon basil as you would other forms of this herb. Start the seeds either indoors in late winter or directly in the garden in spring. If starting indoors, sow about 6 to 8 weeks before last scheduled frost. The seeds will germinate in 5 to 10 days. Transplant when they have 2 sets of true leaves, spacing the plants 24 to 30 inches apart in the garden, or in your best containers.If you are direct sowing, wait until the soil has thoroughly warmed up in spring. Then cover the seeds with about ¼-inch of soil, and thin the young plants to 24 to 20 inches apart when they are about 2 inches tall.If you are growing Cinnamon basil for culinary use, pinch off the central stem when the seedlings are about 6 weeks old, and prune back each stem when it has more than 8 leaves. Cut it back to the first or second set of leaves, harvesting the rest. If you keep your plants well pinched and pruned, you should be able to harvest half a cup of fresh leaves every week during the growing season. But if cut-and-come-again is not your preferred style, you can harvest the entire plant at the root when its about to burst into flower and either hang it upside-down in a cool dark place to dry out or cut off the individual stems with the leaves still attached and freeze them promptly.If you are growing Cinnamon basil for ornamental use or to act as a guard plant in the vegetable or flower garden, you might still want to pinch the central stem when the plant is about 6 inches tall, just to encourage the growth of side shoots. But you will not want to pinch off the buds or trim back the branching stems. The plant should flower by midsummer, with attractive pinkish-purple blooms at the very tips of the branches. Bees and butterflies adore these blooms.Basil loves hot weather and plenty of sunshine, but it needs consistently moist, rich soil. Mulch the plants to retain moisture, and water heavily during dry spells. Enjoy this exceptional basil in the garden and your finest flowerpots.
Item Form:(P) Pkt of 100 seeds
Bloom Start to End:Early Summer - Late Summer
Days to Maturity:68
Fruit Color:Green
Seeds Per Pack:100
Plant Height:18 in - 2 ft 6 in
Plant Width:3 ft
Additional Characteristics:Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Cut-and-Come-Again, Edible, Flower, Fragrance, Herbs, Needs Deadheading, Pest Fighter, Pruning Recommended
Bloom Color:Dark Pink, Light Purple
Foliage Color:Medium Green
Harvest Season:Early Summer, Late Summer, Mid Summer
Light Requirements:Full Sun
Moisture Requirements:Moist,  well-drained
Resistance:Disease Resistant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance:Normal,  loamy
Uses:Baskets, Beds, Containers, Cuisine, Foliage Interest, Ornamental, Outdoor

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Park's Superior Seeds Park Seed's humidity- and temperature-controlled seed storage vault Park Seed offers some of the highest-quality vegetable and flower seeds available in the industry, and there are a number of reasons for this.

First of all, we have humidity- and temperature-controlled storage, and we never treat any of our seeds with chemicals or pesticides. Nor do we ever sell GMO's (genetically modified seeds), so you always know the products you're buying from us are natural as well as safe for you and the environment.

Superior Standards - University Inspected

Testing seeds against minimum germination standards To make sure we are providing the best seed product possible and that our customers will get the highest number of seedlings from every packet, we conduct our own germination testing and have quality-control measures in every stage of our seed-handling operation. We hold ourselves to standards that are at or above federal and state standards, including testing specific crops more frequently than recommended by federal guidelines. And in order to maintain our organic certification, we welcome Clemson University to inspect us annually to make sure our organic seeds, which are stored and processed separately, are being handled properly.

Hand Packed By Experienced Technicians

Park Seed has been handling and packing vegetable and flower seeds for 145 years, a history that has given us a great understanding of how each variety should be cared for and maintained throughout every step of theprocess, from collection to shipping.

When packing our seeds, the majority are actually done by hand (with extreme care!), and we often over-pack them, so you're receiving more than the stated quantity.

The Park Seed Gold Standard

Park Seed's exclusive Fresh-Pak gold foil seed packets And many of our seeds are packed in our exclusive Fresh-Pak gold foil packets, which are lined to keep moisture out, so the seeds stay fresher for longer. We carefully pack very tiny or fragile seeds in crush-proof vials to ensure safe delivery to your home. Some of the small seeds are also offered as "pellets" (have a clay coating) to make sowing and growing easier.

When it comes to the kinds of seeds we offer, we are constantly seeking something new and provide many unique and hard-to-find varieties from all around the world. Our on-staff horticulturists are ready and available to share their expertise to help you with the success of these seeds, so you can grow a beautiful and productive garden!

How do I place an order?

​​Now our shopping cart is working quite properly, so you are welcome to place orders online, if you find the seed(s) you are looking for. If you cannot find what you are looking for from our online store, or the quantity you want is not available, please contact us by email ([email protected]). We are ready to source plants seeds online for you from China.

Payment and Shipping

At the moment, the easiest way of payment for us is Paypal. If you dont have paypal, you can also contact us for possibility of other options like Western Union, Bank trasnfer etc.
We ship seeds via Express Mail Service of Chinese Post Office. This takes around 7-30 days to reach most countries in the world. Please notice us if you want to use different way of shipping. But kindly be aware that international currier like DHL, UPS, Fedex, TNT cannot ship seeds easily from China. So normally we dont use their service for plant seeds for sale online delivery.

Returns & Refunds

If seeds fail to leave China, we will refund your payment 100%. But if seeds fail to reach you due to customs problem on your side which we were not informed in advance, we will not be able to bear any loss, and no refund will be made.
We sell only viable plants seeds online, and test germination of our seeds from time to time. So we will not be able to refund for seeds that clients fail to germinate, unless we are convinced that it's truly problem of our seeds.
Our mission is to supply fresh and true seeds from China. If any Plant seeds for sale online from us turn out to be wrong ones, we will refund you 100%.


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