Tulsi Holy Basil Seeds

Organic, Heirloom

#6132
This packet sows up to 72 feet.
Availability: Out of Stock
Known as the Queen of Herbs in India, tulsi is considered to be sacred. This type of holy basil is also known as kapoor, or temperate basil. It is distinguished by its bubble-gum scent, frost-tolerance, and fast-growing nature. Its health-promoting properties are said to help combat stress and other medical concerns. If allowed to flower, it is a bee magnet and it may reseed. Grow indoors for a continuous supply of fresh leaves throughout the winter.
$2.69 300 mg
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Botanical Name: Ocimum sp.

Family: Laminaceae

Native: Unknown

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual

Plant Dimensions: Up to 24" tall and wide

Variety Information: This green-leaved, purplish-pink flowered tulsi basil has the aroma of bubble gum, with a spicy, fruity flavor. It is also known as kapoor or temperate tulsi, and has yet to be identified with a scientific name.

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 ⅓ of the plant at a time, leaving enough for the plant to be healthy and keep producing. Harvest prior to a hard freeze.

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Tulsi Holy Basil Seeds Reviews

7 reviews
Not a sacred basil
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The description on the seed package is not correct. The Kapoor tulsi Basil, ocimum killmandscharicum is not a sacred Basil. The two sacred basil's are the Green Sacred Basil and the Purple Sacred Basil. They are both, Ocimum tenuiflorum.
Mike Lewis
Owner Response: Hi Mike, thank you for your feedback. Kapoor basil is also often referred to as a type of sacred basil. We are sorry if this caused any confusion.

Tulsi Basil - Worth the effort!
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Patience pays - I live in zone 11, which should be ideal for Tulsi Basil. I've found that benign neglect, and time works best, that, and very loose soil. Once a plant gets going, feel rewarded by the unique scent, and let some of it go to flower - it will eventually self-seed. Once established it is very tolerant to seasonal change - I've had one plant for 3 years that looks like it is tree bonsai after careful trimming! Great for tea and potpourri.
Donna

Went great guns!
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Planted tulsi seeds in pots and they did very well! Mind the amount of sun as the instructions say. One plant in direct sun at first got washed out, but sprung back when moved to a filtered sun midday-indirect late day sun area. One pot that gets morning sun only also did just as well. Vigorous growth in all.
Jennifer Indermaur

Item Description
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The native information says unknown. It is guaranteed native to India. And I agree that Kapoor Tulsi is also a variety of holy basil. There are basically 4 varieties of holy basil, the most commonly referred holy basil is green, the purple leaf holy basil is known as Krishna tulsi. The other holy basil varieties are Rama tulsi, Vana (wild) tulsi, kapoor tulsi. If the seeds germinate and the plant looks like the picture on this packet, then it is green holy tulsi
Deepak Kolapkar

Love this Holy Basil
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I just love this Kapoor Holy Basil. I was able to grow it from seed last summer and the plants did so well in my Midwest climate! Every morning I picked the fresh leaves for my tea. My favorite combination was Holy Basil and fresh Lemon Balm leaves infused together. It was so good, plus the health benefits of these two herbs are amazing. Holy Basil is an adaptogen and is anti-nflammatory. Lemon balm is a nervine and mood tonic, and it calms without being sedating. The combination of these two in taste and benefits is just extraordinary. The aroma of the bubble-gum scented Tulsi and lemony Lemon Balm is a delight!
Jane VanOsdol

Excellent germination rate!
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We refer to this basil as scent leaves in Nigeria. I have been looking for for a while since I had no idea for the other names attached to it. I had so much trepidation when I decided to order it. Well, let's just say, I'm so happy with it and reminds me so much of my childhood. I germinated and also direct sowed, and both did very well. I am very happy with this product.
Caroline Agunbiade

Poor germination
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Very few seeds germinated. I do have a small lovely plant. However I planted the whole packet in several locations, only a few germinated in a pot.
Karen Schultz
Owner Response: Thank you for sharing your experience. We are sorry you didn't have good germination with this product. Rest assured our seeds are tested by a third-party laboratory to ensure germination rates exceed federal and our own standards for germination because quality is very important to us. Please know we are always here to help troubleshoot issues so you can grow your best garden ever. A customer service agent will be contacting you to help.

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