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Sweet Basil 'Italian Large Leaf' Seeds

Compared to Genovese, the scent and taste are sweeter.

Availability: In stock

$2.95
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Details

Large Leaf Italian basil is regarded as the essential variety for true Neapolitan cuisine, especially pesto. This large plant has medium-dark green leaves up to 4" long. Compared to Genovese, the scent and taste are sweeter. Basil has so many uses! It is wonderful in Italian foods, flavored vinegars, with fish, poultry, rice, and vegetables. Grow these plants outdoors in containers or in the garden.

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 12 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 18-24 in. (45-60 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 Fall/Early Winter, Late Summer/Early Fall, Mid-Fall, Mid-Summer
Other Details Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season, Suitable for growing in containers, This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Soil pH Requirements 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
Days to Harvest 80-90
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
Seeds Per Pack 50