African Basil Seeds

Produces leaves that are highly aromatic and reminiscent of basil-clove.

Availability: In stock

$2.50

Details

This rare and exotic basil produces leaves that are highly aromatic and reminiscent of basil-clove. It is native to Africa, Madagascar, southern Asia, and the Bismarck Archipelago, and naturalized in Polynesia, Hawaii, Mexico, Panama, West Indies, Brazil, and Bolivia. African basil grows well as a perennial in warm climates, or as an annual in colder areas.

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

Additional Info

Botanical Name Ocimum gratissimum
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, Outdoors after all danger of spring frost is past
Growing Height 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
Plant Spacing 18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
Hardiness N/A
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Danger N/A
Bloom Time Late Fall/Early Winter, Late Summer/Early Fall, Mid-Fall
Other Details Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Soil pH Requirements 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral), 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
Days to Harvest 70-80
Propagation Methods From herbaceous stem cuttings, From seed; direct sow after last frost, From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel, 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