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Product Description

Ocimum basilicum

This uniform, slow to bolt, classic basil variety has a concentrated flavor and fine, sweet fragrance that is fantastic for seasonings, salads, garnishes and pesto.

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Quick Facts

Plant Size: 14–20 inches

Hardiness: Tender Annual

Sun: Full

Seed Planting Depth: 0.25 inch

Days to Harvest: 70 days

Good for Container: Yes

Seed Origin: Open Pollinated

Easy to Grow: Yes

Water: Moderate

Days to Germinate: 7–14 days

Plant Spacing: 6–12 inches

Edible Flower: Yes

Growing Guide

Aromatic basil is a perfect companion plant with tomatoes. It is a warm season crop and is best started indoors 4–6 weeks before your last frost date.

Plant seeds ¼ inch deep and place on a heating mat or in a warm place (optimum soil temperature is 70–90°F). Transplant 12 inches apart, or in containers. It can be direct seeded outdoors throughout the summer to keep you in fresh pesto!

Ratings and Reviews


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Never germinated
| ktbug

I planted these at the beginning of July, using a seed starter kit. Not a single one (planted 10) has germinated. Sooooo disappointing.

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Did not germinate
| PoodleLady

Put seeds directly into soil during June, very warm and partly sunny area. Nothing germinated!

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