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Tulsi Holy Basil Seeds

Tulsi Holy Basil Seeds

SKU: #6132

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.

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300 mg

(~140 seeds)

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Variety Info

Family: Laminaceae

Native: Unknown

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual

Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Plant Dimensions: Up to 24" tall and wide

Variety Info: 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.

Attributes: Good for Containers

Sowing Info

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"

Growing Info

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.