Named after Janet Burns, a gardener from New Mexico who introduced the varieity in 1939. She received the original seeds from a neighbor. Though Mrs. Burns' basil has a strong "lemon" flavor, it is actually not closely related to 'lemon basil' (Ocimum citriodorum) but is actually a cross between 'sweet basil' (Ocimum basilicum) and 'hoary basil' (Ocimum americanum).
|Germination||start indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost or direct sow, 1/4 deep|
|Requirements||full sun, moderate to high water needs, well drained soil|
|Life Cycle||perennial often grown as an annual|
|Harvest||harvest leaves at 60-90 days, 120-140 days for seed|
|Uses||edible*(leaves, seeds), medicinal*, herb/spice, utility (repellent, insecticide)|
|Notes||pinch top sets of leaves to prevent blooming, basil does not tolerate cold well (less than 50 F)|
|Breed Status||Open Pollinated|
|Seeds Per Oz.||≈ 15800|
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