Martina Genovese Basil

Latin Name: O. basillicum

Item #: 159K

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70 days. O basilicum, dwarf 14 in/35 cm bushy Genovese type leaf, for 10 in/25 cm pots. Pkt. contains 250 seeds.
70 days. O basilicum, dwarf 14 in/35 cm bushy Genovese type leaf with very intense aromatic flavor - for 10 in/25 cm pots. Long shelf life. Grow year round in greenhouse. 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.


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