How to Harvest Cinnamon Basil

Did you know there is such a thing as Cinnamon Basil? It's a little known variety of the Sweet Basil you know and love, but with a spicy-cinnamon flavor. Grow your own to add this unique flavor to spring rolls and stir-frys. The flowers are a beautiful and tasty addition to meals as well! Check out the tips below for best harvesting practices. 



  1. After about 4 weeks of growth, when the plants are at least 6" tall, identify the top cluster of leaves, above the second set of leaves on the main stem.
  2. Take a pair of scissors, and snip the main stem right below this top cluster and above the second set of leaves. This will allow for the plant to grow side-shoots and develop into a lush, bushy plant for additional harvests in just a few days.
  3. Here is a recipe to make your own Seedsheet Pesto.

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