Italian Large Leaf Basil Seeds

Heirloom

#5022
This packet sows up to 360 feet.
Availability: In Stock

There is nothing like the aroma of basil in the summer! There is no more useful herb; use in a number of Italian dishes. Accent fish, poultry and rice, add to mild vegetables and salads, serve with fresh mozzarella, or make basil vinegar! In a warm, south window, basil can grow indoors in the winter! A good container variety.

$1.89 1.5 grams

Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum

Family: Laminaceae

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

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual

Plant Dimensions: 18"–24" tall, 10" wide

Variety Information: Larger leaf than most other basils, medium dark-green leaves. A sweet, "all-around" basil, perfect for pesto.

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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So easy!
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Basil is so easy to grow and the rewards are delicious!
BZ

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