This Basil grows 18 to 24 inches high and 12 to 15 inches wide. The dark green, shiny leaves grow up to 3 inches long. Pick the extra large leaves and use them fresh or dried in tomato dishes, pasta sauces, vegetables and soups.
Basil is at its most flavorful when fresh. The best time to harvest is just as the plant starts to set flower buds, well before flowers bloom. Harvest leaves continually to encourage new growth. Pinch out growing tips to encourage bushier plants and to delay flowering.
Season: Annual USDA Zones: 4 - 9 Height: 24 inches Bloom Season: Summer Bloom Color: White Environment: Full sun Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.3 Deer Resistant: Yes Latin Name: Ocimum Basilicum
Temperature: 60F Average Germ Time: 7 - 21 days Light Required: Yes Depth: 1/4 inch Sowing Rate: 1 seed per inch Moisture: Keep moist until germination Plant Spacing: Rows 18 inches a part; thin seedlings 6 inches