Basil - Cinnamon
Basil Cinnamon are vigorous plants with lovely scent, light green leaves on reddish stems and purple flowers. This half hardy annual grows to 30 cm, and tastes of cinnamon and cloves. It is also called Mexican spice basil, with a strong scent of cinnamate, the same chemical as in cinnamon.
Basil thrives in rich, well drained soil, in a warm sheltered position. This variety is ideal for pots. Pick the leaves as required, best used fresh. Pinch out the tip of the main stem to encourage bushy growth or prevent plants from flowering.
Indoors: Sow in March to April, 0.5 cm deep, in separate pots if possible. Plant out in late May, spacing 30cm apart. Outdoors: Sow in drills, in May, with thin to 30 cm spacing. All Year round: Sow in pots on the window sill.