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Lemon Basil Seed for Microgreens & Garden

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

As the leaves get larger, 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, salads, and any dishes that you would add lemon to.

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

More information below.

Use the Size dropdown menu below to choose your seed packet size.


Earn up to 9 Seeds.

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 nutritious and 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 the 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.

Lemon Basil Seed 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
  • Also sold by the ounce.

How Much Seed Do You Need For Your Tray?

If you use Home Microgreen planting trays, 5 by 5, or 1010 trays, there’s no need to worry. Each seed packet has the correct number of seeds for the provided tray.

However, if you’re using a different planting tray, use the calculator in the article below to figure out how much seed you need.

Click this link to use the calculator: Home Microgreens Seed Density Calculator.


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

8 reviews for Lemon Basil Seed for Microgreens & Garden

  1. Kevin S. (verified owner)

    Great quality and good price

  2. Debra R. (verified owner)

    I think I’m going to plant some in my out side garden with the tomatoes…heard basil and tomatoes are good garden companions.

  3. Sarah E. (verified owner)

  4. mangakitty94 (verified owner)

    Nice price and fun to grow. microgreen is quite flavorful and tasty, was good with my chicken salad sandwich.

  5. drkamlesh.agarwala (verified owner)

    Lemon Basil an excellent variety of basil micro green. Intense flavor of Basil with citrus after taste

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