Annual, ornamental, highly aromatic herbaceous plant, used for culinary and medicinal purposes.Plant reaches 12-24in (30-45cm) tall. Sets bright green, smooth, beautiful leaves that contain sweet,cinnamon-like, beautifully scented, slightly bitter flavour. Fresh, dried or frozen, cinnamon basil will add a warm, aromatic and sweet touch to wide variety of dishes and drinks, whether it's pizza, pasta, sandwich, dessert, tea etc. Plant forms clusters of very pretty purple flowers that are edible as well. Very fast and easy growing, maturing in 2-3 months after planting. Makes wonderful container plants, are great companions with tomatoes. Can be grown indoors or outdoors.
Growing: Planting season: year round in warm climates; early spring in temperate climates, starting seeds indoors, 6 weeks prior the last spring frost date or direct seeding after the danger of last frost is gone and soil is workable.
Soil: light fertile, rich in organic matter soil.
Sowing depth: 1/4in (0.6cm) deep.
Optimum soil temp.: 70F (+21C) for the best growth.
Spacing: 10-12in (25-30cm) apart.
Light: full sun.
Watering: regular to keep the soil moist but not wet.
Pinch out the flower heads as soon as they appear to make sure the leaves will continue growing.