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Sweet Basil is the one that's great for pesto! This is the traditional large-leaf variety that's tender, aromatic, and mild-flavored. Great for fresh use and drying. Preferred culinary variety.
When and Where to Plant: Tender Annual. Direct sow seeds after danger of frost has passed or start transplants 4-6 weeks before planting date. Optimal soil temperature for germination is 70-90°F. Most pungent when fresh. Best time to harvest is just as the plant starts to bud, before flower's mature. This heat loving plant requires a good amount of moisture.
13HERBQP (1/4 Pound)
13HERBLB (1 Pound)
|Common Name||Sweet Basil|
|Botanical Name||Ocimum basilicum|
|Planting Depth||1/4 inch|
|Seed Spacing||1 inch|
|Row Spacing||18 inches|
|Space After Thinning||8 inches|
|Days to Germination||6-12|
|Days to Harvest||40-65|
|Ways to Grow||Containers, Ornamental Edibles, Small Gardens|
|In the Kitchen||Drying|
|Mature Height||18-24" tall|
|Zones||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10|
|Is It Organic?||Yes|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||Yes|
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To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
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