Sweet Basil’s pungent leaves are delicious in tomato, cheese, egg, and fish dishes. Pick anytime for fresh use and pinch tops when 15 cm (6") tall to encourage branching. This annual herb is sensitive to frost and can be planted indoors.
Seed Type: Heirloom
Product Weight: 1 gram
Plant Type: Herb
Flavor: Slighty sweet aromatic flavor
Days to Harvest: 85 days
Days to Seed Germination: 7 to 14 days
Seed Planting Depth: 3 mm (1/8")
Row Spacing: 30 cm (12")
Plant Spacing: 30 cm (12")
Growing Height: 30-60 cm (12-24")
Best Container Size: 12"+
Planting Instructions: Plant direct or start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Start seeds anytime for indoor use.
Suggestions: Dry quickly to retain flavor.
Preparation Ideas: Always add it just before serving to cooked dishes as its flavor diminishes with cooking.
Photos and descriptions courtesy of McKenzie Seeds