Organic Basil Bouquet Seeds
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Art Pack. 250 seeds. Ocimum basilicum
Beautiful and delicious arrangement of Genovese, Lemon, Cinnamon, Purple, and Thai Basils.
The diversity of basil is a good example of how food culture has influenced backyard plant breeding. Pesto is a regional dish from Genoa, Italy. Genovese gardeners selected basil for the qualities they felt made the best pesto--especially the ability to pesto, or to pound, the leaves. Thai basils, on the other hand, were bred for their strong, rich aromas that did not diminish during stir-frying. Find a purpose for every basil in this mix.
|Days to Germination||7 to 10|
|Days to Maturity||60|
|Planting Depth||¼ inch|
|Spacing in Row||12 inches|
|Spacing Between Rows||12 inches|
|Height at Maturity||18 to 36 inches|
|Width at Maturity||12 to 18 inches|
Direct sow after frost, or start indoors up to 1 month before last frost date. To have fresh basil the whole season, start in succession at one-month intervals. Pinch off tallest growth in order to keep basil from flowering; flavor becomes too strong once in bloom. Good for garden or container plantings.
Botanical illustration by Wendy Hollender.