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Old 09-30-2007, 10:47 AM   #1
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Question about basil

My son this spring gave me a pot of different herbs, the basil is different than sweet. When you pinch the flowering buds off, it has a scent of cloves. Has anyone heard of this kind ?

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hmmm, I've heard of Cinnamon Basil, but never Clove Basil!
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Old 09-30-2007, 11:03 AM   #3
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It might be anise basil also called licorice basil for its sweet anise and licorise smell.
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Old 09-30-2007, 11:19 AM   #4
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Some Thai Basils have a clove-like scent.
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Old 09-30-2007, 12:21 PM   #5
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Some Thai Basils have a clove-like scent.


Thanks, thought my sniffer was off. Will have to plant myself some sweet basil now.
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