What are the pros? Summer heat, and lots of it.
What are the cons? Cold weather.
I live in Phoenix, AZ, where summertime highs are well above 110 degrees. I have grown this basil here for several years. This basil will grow and produce in the hottest summer weather we have to offer, and if watered well it will grow well in the heat and full sun. Although it tolerates heat, it is not really drought tolerant, but likes a lot of water. It is very easy to collect seeds from dried flower clusters, and the seeds are very viable. It will reseed itself with ease. You can cut the man stem and it will grow side branches for successive cuttings. It is not as tall as some western basil, maybe 24 inches tall at the most. It will grow very well in medium sized pots, but likes a lot of water when the weather is hot.
The flavor is your typical Thai basil flavor - strong clove/licorice like basil flavor. Excellent in soups or salads. I make pesto from this, though the taste is a bit stronger than pesto made with western basil.
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