Custom Blend Basil Seeds


This packet sows up to 224 feet
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This unique blend of basils will provide you with exquisite culinary delights for your kitchen, texture and scent for your flower arrangements, and color and form for your flower beds. Includes: Lemon, Cinnamon, Red Rubin, Dark Opal, Thai, and Genovese basils.
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Botanical Name: Ocimum spp.

Family: Laminaceae

Native: Probably Africa, but in cultivation for so long that it cannot be verified.

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual

Variety Information: LEMON BASIL: 18"–24" tall; small leaves. Strong lemon fragrance and flavor; nice in vinegar, and dishes with a lemon base. CINNAMON BASIL: 24"–30" tall with violet stems, cinnamon fragrance, and very sweet flavor. Use in fruit salads, jellies, and in fresh and dried flower arrangements. RED RUBIN BASIL: 12" tall, 4" long uniform rich, dark purple leaves with clove-like spicy flavor, a little strong for pesto, but excellent for flavored vinegar, and as an accent in pasta dishes or salads. 1992 All-America Selections winner! DARK OPAL BASIL: 18"–24" tall; same leaf shape as sweet basil, but very deep purple leaves and lavender flowers. Fits in all the culinary uses as green basil; makes a lovely pink shade vinegar, but is also grown as an ornamental. THAI BASIL: 12"–19" tall, purplish leaves, with beautiful large clusters of purple flowers; often used as an ornamental. Spicy, anise-clove scent for cooking; milder licorice flavor than Anise basil. GENOVESE BASIL: 18"–24", extra large dark green leaves. From the Genoa area of Italy, pesto capital of the world, this is the true Italian pesto basil.

Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Attributes: Good for Containers

When to Sow Outside: 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 60°F, ideally 65°–85°F. Successive Sowings: We recommend 3 or 4 successive sowings every 3 weeks after initial sowing.

When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before transplanting outside. Transplant when your nighttime temperatures are above 50°F.

Days to Emerge: 5 – 10 Days

Seed Depth: ¼"

Seed Spacing: A group of 2 seeds every 12"

Row Spacing: 12"

Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 12"

Harvesting: Basil flavor is best before the plant flowers. Harvest up to 1/3 of the plant at a time, leaving enough for the plant to be healthy and keep producing. Harvest prior to a frost; basil is very frost sensitive.

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Custom Blend Basil Seeds Reviews

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Custom Blend Basil
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I love this blend it has several great varieties. Love the purple, Thai and cinnamon basil. They accented the gardens great as well as a good culinary use. Will grow again.
Susan Eckard

Easy and delicious!
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I have never had luck with basil and had almost given up growing it myself. I'm glad I tried this mix! Easy to grow, hardy, and such a lovely and delicious mix. I looked forward to eating bruschetta on sourdough every morning in the summer. We grew this in a large pot and brought it inside once the weather turned cold. It is still producing in January! Be sure to buy this mix.
Grace Wright

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I purchased a pack of this, planted it according to instructions. It sprouted in a day and promptly died. Tried again - same story. Then, later in the month, I planted a few seeds outdoors. They never sprouted. I don't recommend.
Owner Response: Hi Ed, We are sorry you had difficulty growing these seeds. It sounds like they possibly experienced damping off (a fungal disease) or over/underwatering. When we experience issues after a seed has germinated it is helpful to look for environmental factors that could be improved since the seed was successful and the growth of the plant depends on environmental factors like light, moisture, soil nutrients, and correct temperatures to photosynthesize and grow. Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions or to troubleshoot problems like this--we are always happy to help!

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