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.