Can I grow Thai basil and Sweet basil together?

loveisblind1May 18, 2012

Hi. Just wondering if I potted both Thai and Sweet basil in the same rectangular container, if they would cross pollinate or not retain their original flavor.

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alabamanicole(7b)

Cross pollination only affects seed; the original plants will not change. Since we usually eat the leaves of basil, it will have no effect from cross pollination.

However, basil is so pungent that there might be some flavor exchange if you serve them together.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2012 at 9:14AM
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loveisblind1

Oh ok. Thanks for the help! =)

    Bookmark   May 18, 2012 at 9:49AM
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fatamorgana2121(Zone 5/6)

I grow them in the garden next to each other. No problems!

FataMorgana

    Bookmark   May 21, 2012 at 9:19AM
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