Sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum)


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Basil, originally from India, is best known as a culinary herb prominently featured in Italian cuisine, and also plays a major role in Southeast Asian cuisines of Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos. Depending on the species and cultivar, the leaves may taste somewhat like anise, with a strong, pungent, often sweet smell. Basil is an annual and it is extremely frost sensitive. As frost approaches, root cuttings in water and pot for winter use.

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