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Ocado Growing Thai Basil Pot

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4.8 out of 5 (5)

5 out of 5 customers would recommend this product to a friend.

life 3 days guaranteed (avg. 3.5)*

Suitable for vegetarians


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Product Description

Thai Basil is a native of South-east Asia and has smaller narrower leaves than it's popular counterpart, it can also display purple colouring to the leaves and stems.

It's most distinctive liquorice aroma and flavour makes it perfect for Thai and Asian cuisines. Try eating raw sprinkled over salads or as a substitute for sweet basil for a different flavour experience.

Serving Suggestion
Prawn Fritters - In a food processor, blend together to a coarse texture 20 raw king prawns, 1 bunch of spring onions (chopped), 4 carrots (finely grated), 1 kohlrabi (finely grated), 1 small piece of galangal or ginger root (finely grated), 2 sprigs of fresh mint, a handful of fresh Thai basil (finely chopped) and 2 chillies (finely chopped). Scoop walnut-sized balls out of the mixture and coat each ball in rice flour. Deep fry in hot oil until golden brown, remove from the oil and drain before serving immediately.

Growing herbs are 'cut as you need', harvest just above leaf growth to encourage the plant to re-grow.

Watering the herbs from the bottom is the key to keeping them healthy and to prolonging their life. Your herbs have always been watered from below so by keeping to this regime you will extend the life of the plant. Remove the herb pots from their sleeves and place the pots on a saucer. By placing water at the bottom of the tray you can always see how much water your plants have taken up. As most herbs originate from hot countries they like to be kept on the dry side. The more heat and light they are exposed to, the more frequently they will need watering. Generally water little and often and never keep your plant in standing water.

Product Information




Prepare & Use

1. Pick leaves as required.
2. Wash before use.
3. Tear or chop.
4. Add at the end of cooking for maximum flavour.

Country of Origin



Produced and packed for:

Ocado Ltd.,
AL10 9NE,


Package Type

Cardboard Box

Other Information

Proactive about packaging. We remove it when we can.

Ocado Growing Herbs come in a specially designed outer carton to prevent damage during transit.

Ocado are working with Love Food Hate Waste to reduce our impact on the environment. Visit www.lovefoodhatewaste.com to find out how you can get more out of the food you buy


Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5

5 customers reviewed this product Average rating 4.8

5 out of 5 customers would recommend this product to a friend.

Rating: 4 star out of 5

great when in season

Not in season now (October) so very sparse plant. But was amazing in early summer. Even planted it outside and it grew really well.

Rating: 5 star out of 5

1 of 1 found this review helpful.


I can only congratulate Ocado on, not only stocking this, but delivering it in such good condition. Finally got to make my favourite Thai dish the way it was meant to be. Utterly delightful. I made two generous dishes with this plant and have since kept it watered and placed on a sunny windowsill in the kitchen and the plant seems to be thriving! I think I could get a few more yummy meals out of it at this rate. Excellent purchase.

Rating: 5 star out of 5

1 of 1 found this review helpful.


This product is so hard to get hold of. Thank you ocado for finally stocking. Adds authentic flavour to all thai/ viet dishes. Woohoo

Rating: 5 star out of 5

Excellent addition to Thai cooking.

The plants were healthy, bushy & large for the price. Delivered in a protective cardboard box. Adds a wonderful flavour to Thai curries.

Thank you for your review. We work really hard to make our range a success and we're delighted that you enjoyed this product.

Rating: 5 star out of 5

2 of 2 found this review helpful.

5 stars to Ocado just for stocking this!

Delighted that Ocado are stocking this herb again - even better that it's now fresh rather than in a jar. It has a liquorice flavour and once you've used in a Thai Red Curry, it's hard going back to using European Basil. The product comes in a box so was well-protected, and is quite small - glad I bought two. Would recommend getting the over-priced watering tray if you plan keep for more than a few days.


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Life guarantee
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