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Thymus citriodorusLemon Thyme looks and grows like English Thyme but has the taste and scent of lemon! Use Lemon Thyme in any recipe that calls for lemon flavoring or lemon zest to avoid bitterness or overpowering with citrus flavor. Known worldwide for its culinary prowess, Lemon Thyme is heavily used in Middle Eastern and European cuisines, most popularly found in the French Bouquet Garnis and Herbes de Provence. Lemon Thyme is best added early on in the cooking process, when left to simmer, its lemon flavor slowly infuses the dish. Lemon Thyme also makes a very delicious and medicinally valuable tea and is a great source of iron.
Characteristics: 'Lemon' Thyme looks very similar to English Thyme, but with a wonderful lemon scent.
Light: Thyme is a Mediterranean herb—it will flourish in dry, sunny conditions.
Water: Thyme has average water needs. Water regularly but be careful not to overwater.
Soil: Thyme likes dry, lean, well-drained soil. Thyme is susceptible to root rot and fungus if exposed to constant moisture. Like most herbs, it's a good idea to thoroughly let thyme dry out before you give it a deep watering.
Use: A fragrant culinary herb, lemon thyme is a lovely addition to shellfish and fruit salads.
Thyme is an herb with a past!