Lettuce Leaf Basil Seeds


This packet sows up to 480 feet.
4.5 out of 5 stars
(4 reviews)
Availability: In Stock
Basil lovers, this is for you—an extremely productive sweet basil boasting leaves nearly as big as your hand! The light green leaves are more sweet than spicy and full of flavor and aroma; ideal as lettuce alternative in wraps, on burgers or sandwiches, or in a beautiful caprese salad. Crinkled leaves hold dressings or marinades better than smooth types in your culinary creations. Very slow to bolt.
$2.49 2 grams (~960 seeds)

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: 16"–18" tall

Variety Information: Large, 4" wide by 6" long light-green, crinkled leaves on compact plants.

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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Lettuce Leaf Basil Seeds Reviews

4 reviews

Lettuce leaf basil

3 out of 5 stars Sep 16, 2020
Out of the entire order these were the best started in greenhouse and got tons of plants still producing
Nancy Mauthe from CA

Loving lettuce leaf basil

5 out of 5 stars Jul 3, 2021
This was my first year trying lettuce leaf basil and I am in love! They have great classic sweet basil flavor with a tad less pungency, but they also have large crinkled leaves like a piece of lettuce so you get more volume of basil compared to a standard sweet italian basil. I want to grow more of this variety every year, but will definitely keep growing multiple varieties too (thai basil, purple basil, sweet italian basil).
Steph from UT

My NEW Go To Basil

5 out of 5 stars Sep 27, 2021
For years, I have always grown only Genovese Basil. This year I tried the lettuce leaf. I don't know if it is more adaptable to cooler weather, but it out grew the Genovese 80% in my garden. The flavor of lettuce leaf is just as delicious, and the large leaf size is more versatile in food. Highly recommended.
Linda from MT

Lettuce Leaf Basil

5 out of 5 stars Jan 16, 2022
Wow, leaves the size of your hand. Great flavor. I used them as lettuce wraps and in place of lettuce in sandwiches. Watch for slugs, they love it.
Elizabeth from MA

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