Cinnamon Basil 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.
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 toss into fresh cut fruit will make your fruit cup stand out in a crowd. Also, use it to make a tea or simple syrup by steeping in hot water.
Unlike regular basil, it’s wonderful 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.
How Much Seed Do You Need For Your Tray?
If you use Home Microgreen planting trays, there is no need to worry. Each seed packet has the correct number of seeds for the provided tray.
However, if you’re using a difference 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