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Cinnamon Basil Seed – Organic


This basil may look like Genovese Basil but with faint shades of bronze in its stems.
HM Tray seed packet weighs 1.0 grams.

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Cinnamon Basil Seed Highlights

  • Germination: 3 to 4 days
  • Soak: No need.
  • Harvest: 12 to 20 days for microgreens. You can allow it to grow and use it for baby greens (30+ days)
  • Flavor: Interesting licorice flavor with a bit of spiciness.
  • Nutrients: Vitamins A & C, and iron.

Our Cinnamon Basil seed is certified organic by the USDA.

This basil may look like Genovese Basil but with faint shades of bronze in its stems.

However, the aroma and flavor are more licorice-like than the classic basil flavor. The spicy flavor makes it perfect for the holidays!

Cinnamon basil is also known as Mexican spice basil. It naturally contains the compound methyl cinnamate, giving it a similar smell and taste to cinnamon when mature. However, as mentioned, the aroma and flavor are more like licorice.

Use cinnamon basil like any other microgreen, but chopped finely and tossed into fresh-cut fruit will make your fruit cup stand out in a crowd. Also, use it to make tea or simple syrup by steeping it in hot water.

Unlike regular basil, it’s lovely in cocktails and mixed drinks.

Although it can be used younger, it’s best to harvest this microgreen between 20 and 25 days after sowing.

Cinnamon Basil is a mucilaginous plant.

The seed package contains 1.0 grams of Cinnamon Basil seed to plant a 37.5 sq-inch Home Microgreens tray.

How Much Seed Do You Need For Your Tray?

You don’t need to worry about how much seed you need if you use Home Microgreen planting trays or 1010 trays. Each seed packet has the correct number of seeds for a perfect tray of Organic Cinnamon Basil.

The seeding area of a Home Microgreen Tray is 37.5 square inches.

However, if you’re using a different planting tray, use the calculators in this post to figure out how many packets or grams of seeds you need.

Click This Link to use Calculators: Planting Tray and Seed Calculators.

Seeding Density

Seeding Density for Cinnamon Basil Seed

By Weight

Home Microgreens Tray: 1.0 grams

1010 Tray: 2.7 grams

1020 Tray: 5.3 grams

By Measuring Spoon

Home Microgreens Tray: 0.2 teaspoons

1010 Tray: 0.8 teaspoons

1020 Tray: 1.6 teaspoons

All volumetric measurements are level, not heaping spoons.

I use these vertical-sided measuring spoons because the seeds are easier to level with the straight sides.

These are my recommended seeding densities to produce a great-looking tray of Cinnamon Basil microgreens.

I like to allow microgreen leaves to develop to a larger size as they provide more nutrition & flavor than producing smaller leaves and stems.

Microgreen density depends on many environmental factors and seed germination percentages.

You may prefer to modify the seeding density, but my seeding densities are a great starting point if nothing else.

Check out the Home Microgreens Seed Density Course if you have a different size tray.


28.35 grams equals 1 ounce.

Three teaspoons equal 1 Tablespoon

Four Tablespoons equal 1/4 cup

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