Latin Name: Coriandrum sativum
Item #: 163R
Suitable for Containers:
Suitable for Small Pots
New This Year
48 days. Strong tolerance to bolting. Vigorous uniform compact upright plant habit is widely adapted for Summer or Fall field crops or Spring pot plants. Good flavor and aroma. Great for bunching, large dark green leaves. pvp Pkt. contains 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.