In general, basil is an ultimate hybrid with many different varieties. Basil is also ancient, which makes it a challenge for gardeners to pin down a single origin. This herb can be classified as either sweet or non-sweet.
The popular types are considered sweet. For example, a cultivar that isn't sweet would be clove basil. Although Red Rubin Basil Herbs produce more of a spicy and zesty flavor, this type of red basil is considered sweet.
Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum Life Cycle: Annual Light Requirement: Full Sun Planting Season: Spring Plant Type: Upright Bush with Large Green Leaves Features: Open Pollinated, Container Garden, Easy to Grow & Maintain, Fast Growing, Culinary Plant Size: 16-24 inches Days to Maturity: 65 Days Plant Spacing: 10 inches Planting Depth: 1/4 inch Sowing Method: Direct Sow, Start Indoors Cold Stratification: No Hardiness Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10