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(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.

    Mrs. Burns' Lemon Basil (3" pot)




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