Tulsi Holy Basil Seeds

Organic, Heirloom

This packet sows up to 72 feet.
Availability: In 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 $1.88 300 mg

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

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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.

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

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