Herb, Isle of Naxos Basil

O. basilicum | SKU: 0157A P150

Isle of Naxos : Check back +/- mid DEC

  • Organic
  • Annual plants
  • Plants will grow to 24-30 inches

Isle of Naxos : Check back +/- mid DEC

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A lettuce-leaf strain, this tall basil grows 24-30" and produces a steady crop of large, lush leaves, if its flowers are pinched off regularly. The basil comes from longtime Seed Savers Exchange member and advisor David Cavagnaro, who received it from Jana Muhar, who collected the seeds while living on the Greek island of Naxos. Annual.

Start Indoors: 8-10 weeks before planting out

Germination: 10-15 Days

Plant Outdoors: 12-24” Apart

Light: Full Sun

Instructions - 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 fl wer stalks as they appear to keep plants from bolting. Prefers rich well-drained soil.