Ocimum basilicum unless noted.
How to Grow: Annual. Germination: 5-14 days, 70-75°F. Harvest starts about 10 weeks after sowing. Basil is a pick-and-come-again herb which produces well when heavily picked. Grows best in well-drained rich soil. Sensitive to frost. Direct sow after all danger of frost, or start indoors 4 weeks before last frost. Lightly cover seed (no more than two times the depth of the seed).
Spacing: In flats space seeds ½” apart. Thin to 2” apart and transplant in 3-4 weeks. Direct sow 3-4 seeds every 12”. Thin to one plant when plants have 4 leaves.
Medicinal: Basil has been used as a carminative. Research indicates that it may inhibit gastric acid secretion. Holy basil has additional medicinal properties.

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(O. americanum) Similar to Lemon Basil but with darker green leaves and a...
$2.50
Item # 71288

Huge, wide, shiny green leaves, twice as large as other Italian basils. A few leaves make a...
$2.75
Item # 71290

Great-tasting, relatively mild, ruffled leaves with notes of anise. Slow to bolt, and has...
$2.95
Item # 71114

A purple version of Italian Large Leaf basil. Leaves are larger and more uniformly colored...
$2.50
Item # 71289

(var. minimum) Very aromatic miniature (8-12 in.) bush basil. One of the prettiest...
$2.75
Item # 71108

85 days. A select large-leaf strain. Use fresh or dried for flavoring sauces, soups,...
$2.50
Item # 71107

85 days. A select large-leaf strain. Use fresh or dried for flavoring sauces, soups,...
$5.75
Item # 71107C

Spicy flavor reminiscent of anise and cloves goes well in curries and many other Asian...
$2.75
Item # 71112