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BASIL Red Italian

Ocimum basilicum

Stock: Available

$3.50  Sale $3.40

Family: Lamiaceae

Characteristics: Annual culinary herb

Seed per packet: 30

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An attractive Italian heirloom basil that grows up to 32cm in height and has large medium rich red leaves from 2 to 4 cm long. Similar to Genovese but with a stronger aroma and flavour. Slow to bolt.

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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