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Basil 'Toscano' Seeds

This Italian basil from Tuscany produces large crinkled or bubbly/wavy textured leaves that are sweet and delicious!

Availability: Out of stock

$2.95
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Details

This Italian basil from Tuscany produces large crinkled or bubbly/wavy textured leaves that are sweet and delicious! It has a mild basil flavor with hints of licorice. The very aromatic leaves can be used in salads, sauces, soups, and in Caprese salads. This is a rare and uncommon variety that can’t be found easily.

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

Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth.

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, Outdoors after all danger of spring frost is past
Growing Height 12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
Plant Spacing 12-15 in. (30-38 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