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Basil, Italian Large Leaf (seeds)
  • Basil, Italian Large Leaf (seeds)

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    Let’s explore the delightful world of Italian Large Leaf Basil (also known as Sweet Basil). This annual herb boasts large leaves that are rich in flavor. Here’s what you need to know:

     

    Flavor and Culinary Uses

     

    Italian Large Leaf Basil is considered the best for true Neapolitan recipes, especially pesto. You can use it fresh or dried. Its large, pointed, and wrinkled leaves taste sweet and may have subtle notes of anise or cinnamon. It adds a great Mediterranean taste to various dishes.

     

    Growing Italian Large Leaf Basil

    Height: Grows up to 24-30 inches (60-75 cm) tall.

    Width: Spreads up to 12 inches (30 cm) wide.

    Soil: Performs best in light, well-drained, fertile soil.

    Sunlight: Plant in a sheltered position with full sun exposure.

    Watering: Water freely during summer.

    Frost Sensitivity: Basil is extremely frost-sensitive.

    Harvesting: Harvest mature leaves for fresh use at any time.

    Companion Plants: Basil is an excellent companion for tomatoes, peppers, parsley, lettuce, and other vegetables.

    Health Benefits: Basil contains vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and essential oils. It can help reduce inflammation, lower blood pressure, and fight free radicals.

     

    Fun Fact

    Basil naturally repels mosquitoes and flies while attracting bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects to the garden.

     

    So, whether you’re making pesto or adding flavor to your favorite recipes, Italian Large Leaf Basil is a delightful choice!

    • Seeds Per Pack

      Single Pack: approx 120

      Large Pack: approx 1200

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    • KimJun 03
      Rated 5 out of 5 stars.
      Year round

      I grow this year round in my indoor garden. It is great to have fresh herbs whenever needed. I also keep cilantro.

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