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Organic Large Leaf Italian Basil

Slow to Bolt

Large leaf, Genovese-type basil has medium-dark green leaves that grow up to 4-in. long. A popular, flavorful commercial variety; it's slow to bolt so you'll enjoy this popular herb in pesto, salads and other Italian dishes throughout the growing season. Grows 18- to 24-in. tall. 90 DAYS.



For each offer ordered, get approx. 200 seeds per packet

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  • Botanical Name: ocimum basilicum 'Sweet'
  • Height: 24-30 inches
  • Spacing: Transplant seedlings 6 - 12" apart.
  • Depth: 1/4 "
  • Spread: 12 inches
  • Light Required: Full sun
  • Days To Maturity: 85 days.
  • Zone: Annual in all zones colder than zone 10. tender herb; not winter hardy; Plant outside after all danger of frost is past in spring, or start indoors about 4 weeks before the last frost. Sensitive to cold temperatures.
  • Germination: 7-10 days
  • Form: Annual.
  • Soil Requirements: Warm, moist, loose, organic, rich soil.
  • Seed Count: About 200 seeds per packet.
  • Pruning: When seedlings are about six inches tall, pinch off the tops to promote more leaf growth and keep your basil from becoming "leggy".
  • Comments: Annual. One of the most popular cooking herbs. Large, 2 inch, dark green leaves. Spicy fragrance and flavor. Prefers warm areas. Favorite seasoning for many italian dishes. Can be used fresh or dried.

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