BASIL Sweet Italian Large Leaf - OCIMUM basilicum

SKU: V 1
Stock: In Stock

Family: Lamiaceae
Characteristics: Annual culinary herb

Seed per packet: Approx. 200
Seed per gram: Approx. 570

$4.25 AUD Excl. GST

Sweet Italian Basil Large leaf has the largest sized leaves of all basils up to 4 cm long but still has the great sweet, mild taste of the more common Sweet Italian.
A must to have in the kitchen where it compliments many different cuisines Wonderfully. 
Culinary uses include but are not limited to Pesto, tomatoes, soups, vegetables, seafood, meat, poultry, eggs, rice, tea and cheese.

 Easy to look after, slow bolting and great to grow in pots or containers.

The flavour of basil is reduced when flowers appear, pinch out the buds to encourage new leaf growth.

Grow notes:

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
Spring to early autumn

Sow: 3mm deep
Best sown direct, thin to 20cm apart. If growing in punnets transplant when they are large enough to handle without damaging to roots.

Plant space: 20cm
Row Space: 
6-10 days
6 weeks

Tropical: Spring-summer-autumn
Temperate: Spring to early autumn
Cold: Spring to early autumn

Best sown directly2-3mm deep in the growing position, thin to 20-10cm apart
Plant space: 20cm
if sowing in mass scatter the seeds raking them over. Keep moist.

Germination: 6-10 days in soil temperature of 18-35°C

Please note:
These growth notes are provided as guidance only and do not guarantee successful germination.


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