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Lemon Basil Microgreen Seed


The flavor of Lemon Basil is very intense! As young microgreens, they taste like sweet basil with a citrus aftertaste.

As the leaves get more substantial, the basil flavor is replaced by a strong lemon flavor.

This microgreen is more interesting and is very different than your regular green sweet basil.

Use Lemon Basil microgreens for cooking, in salads, and in any dishes that you would add lemon too.

Sold in packages with the correct weight for the Home Microgreens Tray, 5- by 5-inch trays, and also 10- by 10-inch trays.

More information below.

Seed for Home Microgreen TraySeed for 5 by 5 TraySeed for 10 by 10 Tray

Lemon Basil Highlights

  • Germination: 2 to 4 days
  • Soak: No need.
  • Harvest: 18 to 25 days for microgreens – can allow it to grow into baby greens (up to 40+ days)
  • Flavor: Sweet Basil flavor with a citrus aftertaste. Lemon flavor increases as leaves mature. It’s amazing!
  • Nutrients: Vitamins A & C, iron, and magnesium.

Lemon Basil is a variety of sweet basil. The leaves are a little smaller and narrower than Genovese basil.

As a microgreen, lemon basil has a sweet basil flavor with a hint of citrus. As the leaves grow larger and mature, the citrus flavor becomes more lemony, and the basil notes decrease.

Lemon basil is not only nutritious but has an excellent flavor profile that complements any food that goes with lemon. Great with Mexican dishes.

Lemon basil seed is mucilaginous, meaning that it develops a jelly-like coating when it gets wet.

Basil loves the light and will do better in a well-lit location. Heat mats will also speed up germination and growth of basil.

Try to harvest basil clean; it doesn’t store well after being washed. Best if you wash just before using it.

Lemon Basil grows a bit slower than Genovese Basil in my experience.

Package Sizes

  • Home Microgreens Tray is 1.0-grams. The HM Tray area is 37.5 square inches.
  • 5- by 5-inch tray is 0.7-grams
  • 10- by 10-inch tray is 2.7-grams

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 specified 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


Seed for Home Microgreen Tray, Seed for 5 by 5 Tray, Seed for 10 by 10 Tray


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