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Organic Sweet Basil Seeds

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Quick Overview

ORGANIC: The choice for pesto, salads, more. Great for our own pesto, Italian caprese salads, and much more.

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Packet +/- 875 seeds
Organic Sweet Basil Seeds, Ocimum basilicum, Sweet Basil
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Common Name Sweet Basil
Botanical Name Ocimum basilicum
Planting Depth 1/4 inch
Planting Time Warm Season
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 inches tall
Is It Organic? Yes
Ships As Seed
Prohibited In N/A
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Canada Yes
Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:

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.

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