Basil
Scientific Name: Ocimum basilicum
Country of Origin: Asia

Basil, an herb belonging to the mint family, is native to India and China. It is most commonly used to make pesto or season vegetables and fish. The diversity of flavor in basil allows for it to be used in many diverse ways. Cosmetic companies use basil oil in soaps, perfumes, and lotions. We grow many different kinds of basil.

Lemon Basil
Scientific Name: Ocimum × citriodorumis
Country of Origin: India

Lemon Basil is light green with white flowers. It has a citrus taste and flavor to it, so its recommended use is as a garnish on a drink, an addition to a salad, or an accompaniment to fish. Lemon basil seeds are also a key ingredient in Asian sweets.

Purple Basil
Scientific Name: Ocimum basilicum var purpurescens
Country of Origin: India
Purple basil has a dark purple color with ruffled leaves. It makes an excellent addition to salads and can also make a unique, dark purple pesto.

Sweet Italian Basil
Scientific Name: Ocimum basilicum
Country of Origin: Asia
Sweet Italian basil is the basil variety most familiar to Americans. It is frequently used in Italian sauces, soups, and pesto, but is also a wonderful addition to stir fries, noodle soups, and salads.

Thai Basil
Scientific Name: Ocimum basilicum var. thyrsiflora
Country of Origin: Asia
Thai Basil has bright green leaves with purple blossoms and stems. It has a spicy taste lightly reminiscent of star anise or cloves taste. It is excellent in Thai-style soups or pho.

Recipes
Lemon Basil Potatoes
Purple Basil Pesto
Lemon Basil Shrimp & Pasta
Spicy Sesame Noodles

Basil
Scientific Name: Ocimum basilicum
Country of Origin: Asia

Basil, an herb belonging to the mint family, is native to India and China. It is most commonly used to make pesto or season vegetables and fish. The diversity of flavor in basil allows for it to be used in many diverse ways. Cosmetic companies use basil oil in soaps, perfumes, and lotions. We grow many different kinds of basil.

Lemon Basil
Scientific Name: Ocimum × citriodorumis
Country of Origin: India

Lemon Basil is light green with white flowers. It has a citrus taste and flavor to it, so its recommended use is as a garnish on a drink, an addition to a salad, or an accompaniment to fish. Lemon basil seeds are also a key ingredient in Asian sweets.

Purple Basil
Scientific Name: Ocimum basilicum var purpurescens
Country of Origin: India
Purple basil has a dark purple color with ruffled leaves. It makes an excellent addition to salads and can also make a unique, dark purple pesto.

Sweet Italian Basil
Scientific Name: Ocimum basilicum
Country of Origin: Asia
Sweet Italian basil is the basil variety most familiar to Americans. It is frequently used in Italian sauces, soups, and pesto, but is also a wonderful addition to stir fries, noodle soups, and salads.

Thai Basil
Scientific Name: Ocimum basilicum var. thyrsiflora
Country of Origin: Asia
Thai Basil has bright green leaves with purple blossoms and stems. It has a spicy taste lightly reminiscent of star anise or cloves taste. It is excellent in Thai-style soups or pho.

Recipes
Lemon Basil Potatoes
Purple Basil Pesto
Lemon Basil Shrimp & Pasta
Spicy Sesame Noodles

Basil
Scientific Name: Ocimum basilicum
Country of Origin: Asia

Basil, an herb belonging to the mint family, is native to India and China. It is most commonly used to make pesto or season vegetables and fish. The diversity of flavor in basil allows for it to be used in many diverse ways. Cosmetic companies use basil oil in soaps, perfumes, and lotions. We grow many different kinds of basil.

Lemon Basil
Scientific Name: Ocimum × citriodorumis
Country of Origin: India

Lemon Basil is light green with white flowers. It has a citrus taste and flavor to it, so its recommended use is as a garnish on a drink, an addition to a salad, or an accompaniment to fish. Lemon basil seeds are also a key ingredient in Asian sweets.

Purple Basil
Scientific Name: Ocimum basilicum var purpurescens
Country of Origin: India
Purple basil has a dark purple color with ruffled leaves. It makes an excellent addition to salads and can also make a unique, dark purple pesto.

Sweet Italian Basil
Scientific Name: Ocimum basilicum
Country of Origin: Asia
Sweet Italian basil is the basil variety most familiar to Americans. It is frequently used in Italian sauces, soups, and pesto, but is also a wonderful addition to stir fries, noodle soups, and salads.

Thai Basil
Scientific Name: Ocimum basilicum var. thyrsiflora
Country of Origin: Asia
Thai Basil has bright green leaves with purple blossoms and stems. It has a spicy taste lightly reminiscent of star anise or cloves taste. It is excellent in Thai-style soups or pho.

Recipes
Lemon Basil Potatoes
Purple Basil Pesto
Lemon Basil Shrimp & Pasta
Spicy Sesame Noodles

Basil
Scientific Name: Ocimum basilicum
Country of Origin: Asia

Basil, an herb belonging to the mint family, is native to India and China. It is most commonly used to make pesto or season vegetables and fish. The diversity of flavor in basil allows for it to be used in many diverse ways. Cosmetic companies use basil oil in soaps, perfumes, and lotions. We grow many different kinds of basil.

Lemon Basil
Scientific Name: Ocimum × citriodorumis
Country of Origin: India

Lemon Basil is light green with white flowers. It has a citrus taste and flavor to it, so its recommended use is as a garnish on a drink, an addition to a salad, or an accompaniment to fish. Lemon basil seeds are also a key ingredient in Asian sweets.

Purple Basil
Scientific Name: Ocimum basilicum var purpurescens
Country of Origin: India
Purple basil has a dark purple color with ruffled leaves. It makes an excellent addition to salads and can also make a unique, dark purple pesto.

Sweet Italian Basil
Scientific Name: Ocimum basilicum
Country of Origin: Asia
Sweet Italian basil is the basil variety most familiar to Americans. It is frequently used in Italian sauces, soups, and pesto, but is also a wonderful addition to stir fries, noodle soups, and salads.

Thai Basil
Scientific Name: Ocimum basilicum var. thyrsiflora
Country of Origin: Asia
Thai Basil has bright green leaves with purple blossoms and stems. It has a spicy taste lightly reminiscent of star anise or cloves taste. It is excellent in Thai-style soups or pho.

Recipes
Lemon Basil Potatoes
Purple Basil Pesto
Lemon Basil Shrimp & Pasta
Spicy Sesame Noodles