Originally from India, this Sweet Basil will fill your world with its intoxicating scent and beguiling flavor. These productive plants can grow to about 18 inches tall and will have flowers ranging from white to pink or purple. You will want to pinch off the flowers, if you wish to keep harvesting the leaves throughout the long growing season.
Plant these herbs near your kitchen-in a windowsill, garden or container so you can easily harvest it while cooking. Best known as an essential ingredient in many Italian dishes (such as pesto) this flavor is also outstanding in salads and with fish and vegetables.
Soil Temp. for Germination: 70-85°F
Days to Germination: 5-14
Days to Maturity: 60-90
Culture: Do not be in a hurry to plant basil. Treat as a tender annual. Start seeds inside, 3-4 weeks before your last spring frost. Sow in sterile seedling mix and lightly cover seed with fine vermiculite. Inadequate light can result in seedlings becoming leggy. Fertilize lightly and grow at 62-65°F until planting outside. Plant 12-18 inches apart, in full sun, in rows 24-36 inches apart. Sowing indoors is not recommended until nighttime temperatures are consistently above 50°F. The flowers range from white to shades of pink and purple and begin to appear from late July into August.
Seed Specs: Minimum germination standard - 75%. Usual seed life - 3 years. SERO Biodynamic Basil is tested and found to be free of Fusarium, a potentially devastating disease for the basil grower.
What's In The Package: 0.25 grams of seeds
Certifications: USDA Certified Organic and Demeter Biodynamic Certified