Photo and description from Southern Exposure Seed Exchange (www.southernexposure.com)
(O. citriodora) [New Mexico heirloom] Larger leaves (2½ in.) and stronger flavor make this the preferred lemon basil variety for chefs.
How to Grow: Annual. Basil is a pick-and-come-again herb which produces well when heavily picked. Grows best in well-drained rich soil. Sensitive to frost.
Medicinal: Basil has been used as a carminative. Research indicates that it may inhibit gastric acid secretion. Holy basil has additional medicinal properties.