Di Genova Basil

Latin Name: O. basilicum di serenti

Item #: 159H

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85 days. Large 4 in/10cm savoyed leaves are dark green and have a great taste and smell. Pkt. contains 100 seeds.
85 days. Imported from Sicily. Large 4 in/10 cm savoyed leaves are dark green. Special Pesto strain, 24 in/60 cm plant, 0/1000 fusarium certified seed. Great taste and smell. 18,000 seeds per oz./28g. Pkt. contains 100 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.


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