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This basil variety originated from Italy and was selected for its flavor in making pesto. These basil seeds are easy to grow and basil plants belong in every herb garden because of how productive they are!
Sweet with a spicy aroma and flavor; it's less likely to become bitter when slow cooking
The rich and pungent flavor of this herb makes it perfect for pesto
Fill Weight (grams):
Grows Best In:
Days to Germination:
5 - 10 Days
Days to Maturity:
20 - 24"
Best Container Size:
Start indoors near a sunny window 6 weeks before transplanting to the garden. Or, sow in the garden in full sun when frost danger is over and ground is warm. Performs best in rows 2 feet apart. Thin or transplant plants to 10 inches apart when they are 2 inches tall.
Use leaves fresh or dry for seasoning. Great for a dramatic background.