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One of the largest and most popular Italian leaf basils available with a much stronger flavour and heavier aroma than the regular Genovese Basil.

The rich flavour of these mammoth hand sized leaves makes them perfect for serious pesto makers. They can be used whole, in salads, layered on top chicken breasts or in any recipe calling for sweet basil.  Best grown in full sun.  Make successive sowings for continuous summer supplies. Annual.

Days to Germination: 7-21
Days To Harvest:  60
Planting Depth: 1/16-1/8 inch (not very deep)
Spacing, Row: 12-18 inches
Spacing, Plant: 8-10 inches
Light:  Full Sun (or Partial Shade)

  •  Sow in a location with full sun (or Partial Shade) outdoors after all danger of frost and when it is warm.  Basil can be planted outside from early-spring through mid-summer. 

  • For earlier plants or out of season, start seeds indoors and set plants outside when it is warm, after all danger of frost.  Cover seed with 1/16 to 1/8 inch fine soil. Keep soil moderately moist during germination.

  • Thin or transplant when at least 2 inches tall to approximately 8-10 inches apart.  Indoors, transplant seedlings to individual pots and set plants outside when it is warm and after all danger of frost.

  • Harvest leaves continually to encourage new growth.   Use pruned leaves or harvested plants fresh or dry them in a warm, airy place.

  • If you practice companion planting, plant basil near tomatoes and peppers to enhance their growth.

Packet 50 seeds