Elidia Basil

Latin Name: O. basilicum

Item #: 163L

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Maturity:

80 Days

Difficulty:

Easy

Suitable for Containers:

Yes

80 days. Annual. Tolerant to Fusarium and bolting. Very large dark green glossy leaves. Pkt. contains 500 seeds.
80 days. Annual. Tolerant to Fusarium and bolting. Very large dark green glossy leaves. Suitable for young pots or taller open field production and fresh market sales. 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.

 

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