Culinary Blend Basil Seeds

Culinary Blend Basil Seeds
Culinary Blend Basil Seeds

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A trio of irresistible basils
SKU 52429-PK-P1
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Seeds Per Pack
100
  • Buy 10 for $2.50 each and save 64%
Key Characteristics
Days To Maturity

85

Mature Height

2.7 Feet

Mature Width

24 IN

Sun / Shade

Full Sun

Description / Culinary Blend Basil Seeds

Days to Maturity: 55 to 85 from direct sow

Great for distilling oil, drying, freezing, or using fresh!

What a heavenly scent! This trio brings you sweet, spicy Genovese; purple-blushed Corsican; and tangy lemon. Together they satisfy the basil lover's every craving! Pollinator magnets, they are compact enough for containers as well as the sunny garden

Basil is easy to grow. Begin the seeds either indoors in late winter or direct-sow in spring. To start indoors, sow about 6 to 8 weeks before last scheduled frost. The seeds will germinate in 5 to 10 days. Transplant when they have 2 sets of true leaves, spacing the plants 18 to 24 inches apart in the garden, or individually in containers.

If you are direct-sowing outdoors, wait until the soil has thoroughly warmed up in spring. Then cover the seeds with about ¼-inch of soil, and thin the young plants to 12 to 15 inches apart when they are about 2 inches tall.

As your basil plants grow, pinch off the central stem when they are about 6 weeks old, and prune back each stem when it has more than 8 sets of leaves. (Cut it back to the first or second set of leaves, harvesting the rest.) If you keep your plants well pinched and pruned, you should be able to harvest up to half a cup of fresh leaves every week during the growing season.

Basil loves hot weather and plenty of sunshine, but it needs consistently moist, rich soil. Mulch these plants to retain moisture, and water heavily during dry spells. Harvest the plant before the cold weather sets in, as this will affect the leaves' texture and flavor. Freeze entire stems, with the leaves still attached, for best flavor retention, or dry the leaves for seasoning.

Product Details

Genus Ocimum
Species basilicum
Variety 'Romanesco'
Product Classification Annuals, Herbs, Seeds
Sun / Shade Full Sun
Bloom Season Start Early Summer
Bloom Season End Late Summer
Foliage Color Dark Green
Habit Upright
Days To Maturity 85.00
Harvest Season Early Summer, Late Summer, Mid Summer
Resistance Disease Resistant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Characteristics Bloom First Year, Cut-and-Come-Again, Edible, Fragrance, Herbs, Pest Fighter, Pruning Recommended
Uses Beds, Containers, Cuisine, Foliage Interest, Ornamental, Outdoor

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