Red Leaf Thai Holy Basil


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Red Leaf Thai Holy Basil is a beautiful peppery, clovey tasting herb with purple stalks, lavender flowers, and reddish-tinged slightly toothed leaves. It is a beloved ingredient across Thailand and Southeastern Asia, and Hindu cultures for its "holy" medicinal and purifying properties. Holy Basil is an essential ingredient in Thai Holy Basil Chicken (Pad Kra Pow Gai), and many Thai national dishes. Holy Basil grows 12-24 inch-tall subshrubs with hairy stems and 2-inch long blades. Excellent as a border plant or in pots and containers. 

Also Known As:  Holy Basil, Krishna Tulsi, Thulasi, 圣罗勒, Sacred Flower Basil, Purple Holy Basil, kraphao, กะเพรา, áž˜áŸ’រះព្រៅ, phat kaphrao, bai gkaprow

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Plant Name:
Thai Holy Basil, Red Leaf
Latin Name:
Ocimum sanctum (tenuiflorum)
Days to Germinate: 7-14
Days to Harvest: 35
Germination Rate: 90%
Test Date: 1/23
Growth Habit: Indeterminate
USDA Zones: 3-12
Lifespan: Annual
Brand: TomorrowSeeds
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Shade
Heirloom, Open-Pollinated
Fungicide-Treated Seeds*: No
Seeds Packed For**: 2024

*Fungicide-treated seeds protect the seedlings from diseases until they are up and growing. Do not eat treated seeds.
**Seeds are freshly packed for the growing season of the year listed. Seeds are still viable beyond pack date. Store in a cool and dry location such as the refrigerator or basement to best preserve germination rates.


Planting Instructions:

Plant 1/4 inch in soil after danger of frost has passed in Spring in at least 70F temperature, well-draining soil. Seeds can be sown year-round in pots. Staking the plants can prevent them from collapsing in adverse weather. Pinch out leaves as you need them and remove flower heads to keep plants producing vigorous leaves.

Within-Row Spacing 12 inches
Between-Row Spacing 12-24 inches

Nutrition Facts:

Calories 1
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0 g 0%
Saturated fat 0 g 0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 0 mg 0%
Potassium 16 mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 0.1 g 0%
Dietary fiber 0.1 g 0%
Sugar 0 g
Protein 0.2 g 0%
Vitamin A 85% Vitamin C 50%
Vitamin K
26% Iron 15%
Vitamin D 0% Vitamin B-6 %
Potassium % Magnesium %
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.