Lettuce Leaf Basil
Latin Name: O. basilicum "Crispum"
Item #: 159B
85 days. Annual. Large serrated leaves. Licorice flavor and fragrance. Pkt. contains approx. 250 seeds.
85 days. Annual. Imported from Italy. large serrated or deeply cut leaves are slightly larger than our regular strain. Licorice flavor and fragrance. 16 in/40 cm. 16,000 seeds per oz./28 g. Pkt. contains approx. 250 seeds.
SWEET BASIL - a popular herb for flavoring
Approx. 16,000 seeds per oz/28 g
GREENHOUSE: Sow seeds in flats indoors Apr. 1st. Germinate @ 65°F/18°C soil temp. for 7 days. Transplant outside after frost 10-12 in/25-31 cm apart. Water regularly during the summer months.
DIRECT SEEDING: Sow seed outdoors May 20th 1/8 in/3 mm deep, thin seedlings when they are 1 in/25 mm high to 6 in/15 cm apart. Transplant every other one, spacing plants to 12 in/31 cm apart about two weeks after your first thinning.
HARVEST: Leaves should be picked just before flowering, prolong this period by pinching off flowers. Use fresh or dried leaves. It has the mild flavor of anise with a slight mint aftertaste. Popular as a spice for tomato dishes or blend with vinegar in French dressing or in poultry stuffing. Sweet basil is a tender annual.