BASIL CORSICAN - organic seedsA Heirloom variety from the Mediterranean coast producing dome shaped plants with a unique mottled green and purple leaf colouring and mildly sweet flavour. Plant grows to about 18" tall. In mid-summer tall purple flowery spikes are produced which make this an attractive addition to an ornamental bed. Flowers are best pinched out if you wish to retain the plant shape and ensure productive leaf production all season.
- Sow April in trays, pots, etc of good seed compost in a warm place to maintain an ideal temperature of 55-60F. Sow in well-drained compost, just covering the seed with compost, but do not exclude light, which is beneficial to germination. Germination usually takes 14-30 days.
Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle.
Harden off and plant out 30cm (12in) apart when all risk of frost has passed.
Prefers a well-drained soil and a sheltered sunny site. Can also be grown on a sunny windowsill.
Packet 50 seeds