Lime Basil - Ocimum basilicum
Lime Basil is sweet and tangy with a mild citrus taste. The fragrance of its bright green leaves gives a savory snap to summer meals. It's excellent for flavoring fish, chicken, vinegars, salads dressings, sauces, and herb oils. Add it to fruit salsa, grilled fish or shellfish, or use it in traditional Thai dishes when Kaffir Lime isn't available.
Lime Basil forms compact mounds of small bright green leaves. It's a vibrant addition to mixed borders, nifty in containers. Plant it by garden paths t release its zesty fragrance on warm summer days.
More heat-tolerant than sweet basil, Lime Basil is great for warm climates, but it grows beautifuly in fall. Seeds germinate in 5 to 15 days. You'll be snipping those zesty leaves in no time.