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Characteristics: Annual culinary herb
Seed per packet: 30
The most productive of the basils this large Italian variety is excellent for pesto and basil in oil. The large curly leaves are 100 mm wide by 150 mm long and are borne on a compact plant. Leaves hold their flavour well under hot growing conditions, and the plant is slower to flower, ensuring a longer harvest period.
Adaptable to most well-drained soil in a protected sunny position with an adequate amount of water.
Temperate: Spring to early autumn
Cold: Spring to early autumn
Sow: 3mm deep
Best sown direct in growing position, thin to 20cm apart
Plant space: 20cm
Row Space: 20cm
Germination: 6-10 days
Maturity: 6 weeks