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BASIL Piccolino

Ocimum basilicum

Stock: Available

$3.50  Sale $3.33

Family: Lamiaceae

Characteristics: Annual culinary herb

Seed per packet: Approx 200

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A small compact variety of basil with an excellent strong aroma making it useful in fresh salads or making pesto. Dried leaves are also an excellent addition to almost any dish. Basil is rich in vitamin K and beta carotene and natural anti-inflammatory ingredients.

Its dense form with numerous little green leaves makes it ideal for pots and balcony planters.

Adaptable to most well-drained soil in a protected sunny position with an adequate amount of water.

Tropical: Spring-summer-autumn 
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

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