Basil

Ocimum basilicum
Direct seed outdoors in full sun after last frost date or start indoors 4-6 weeks before planting date. Sow seeds 1/2 cm deep, water lightly and keep warm. Germination takes 6-12 days. Space plants 10-15 cm apart in their final location. Final plant height is 50-60 cm. Basil does best in full sun but will tolerate light shade. It prefers moist, rich soil. Pinch growing tips back to encourage branching. Tender annual.

Cinnamon Basil

Available Sizes:
Packet ~ 100 Seeds
Days to Maturity:
64

Sweet basil and spicy cinnamon all in one plant. Perfect for fruit salads, chutney, or spiced oil, wherever a spicy-sweet taste is desired.

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Genovese Basil

Packet Size
~100 Seeds
Available Sizes:
Packet, Bulk A, Bulk B, Bulk C, Bulk D
Days to Maturity:
68 days.

The classic Italian basil. Plants average 55cm tall, are uniform and slow to bolt. Leaves are dark green, 7.5 cm. long and have great basil flavour.

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Holy Basil

Price
$3.50
Available Sizes:
Packet ~ 100 Seeds
Days to Maturity:
75 days

AKA Sacred Basil and called Tulsi in its native India. This mildly clove-scented basil is widely used in Ayurvedic medicine and is grown in homes and temples throughout India.

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Mrs. Burns Lemon Basil

Available Sizes
Packet, Bulk A
Days to Maturity:
61

Absolutely the best lemon basil we have grown. The flavour is strongly lemon with a sweet and tangy aftertaste.

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Red Opal Basil

Available Sizes:
Packet ~ 100 Seeds $3.50
Days to Maturity:
68

Deep purple-red leaves are a showy addition to the herb garden. Produces up to 15% variegated or green leaved plants.

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Sweet Thai Asian Basil

Price
$3.50
Available Sizes:
100 Seeds $3.50
Days to Maturity:
63 days

Used in Thai and Vietnamese cooking this basil has a sweet spicy flavour with licorice and clove overtones.

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