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    Default Camphor basil?

    He he he! Another teaser for can we grow camphor basil over here? What is it, its another spice mentioned in Julie Sahni's classic recipe book.

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    You should be able to grow any basil really as they are from tropic to sub tropic and even mediteranean. Bare in mind they can't take frost. I have't grow any camphor basil as it is mainly for indian culinary ( or and medicinal). it said to be huge. I presume you have to treat it like growing thai basil, lots of it will be rewarding with green house .
    P.S I was looking the mentioned basil at the Curry leaves part...I need stronger glasses .

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