Basil 'Pistou' Seeds

Dwarf, compact variety and maintains a beautiful globe shape throughout the season.

Availability: In stock

$2.50

Details

‘Pistou’ is a dwarf, compact variety and maintains a beautiful globe shape throughout the season. It is perfect for containers, beds, borders, or window boxes. The small, dense leaves have a great spicy taste.

Michigan Seeds grown on our farm Renegade Acres in Howell, MI!

Additional Info

Botanical Name Ocimum basilicum
Life Cycle Annual
Min. Time to Germinate 6 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 14 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds Surface Sow; press seeds gently into the soil to make good contact, but do not cover with any additional soil; these seeds require light to germinate
When to Sow Indoors 6-8 weeks before last spring frost
Growing Height 6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
Plant Spacing 9-12 in. (22-30 cm)
Hardiness N/A
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Danger N/A
Bloom Color White/Near White
Bloom Time Late Summer/Early Fall, Mid-Summer
Foliage Aromatic, Grown for Foliage
Other Details Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Soil pH Requirements 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic), 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
Propagation Methods From seed; direct sow after last frost, From seed; sow indoors before last frost
Seed Collecting Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds, Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry, Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored
Seeds Per Pack 50