Eleonora DM (Basil)
Latin Name: Ocimum basilicum
Item #: 163N
Suitable for Containers:
Suitable for Small Pots
65 days. Cupped 3 in/7.5 cm serrated leaves, open plant. Spicier flavor. Slow bolting, for compact field plants or small pots. pvp Partial tolerance to Downy Mildew. Pkt. contains 500 seeds.
65 days. Partial tolerance to Downy Mildew is less susceptible to disease. Cupped 3 in/7.5 cm serrated leaves, open plant. Spicier flavor than regular pesto basils. Slow bolting, for compact field plants or small pots. pvp Pkt. contains 500 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.