(Ocimum basilicum) The classic large-leaved Italian sweet basil prized
for its spicy flavor and wonderful aroma. Fragrant
plants grow 18-24". This is the variety of choice for
Green Thumb Tip Sow seeds outdoors when soil is warm and
temperature does not drop below 65°F. Can also be
started indoors 4-6 weeks before planting out. Make
successive sowings for continuous summer supplies.
Pinch back flower stalks as they appear to keep
plants from bolting. Prefers rich well-drained soil.
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