Tony Scavo Basil

Ocimum basilicum | SKU: 0171A
$3.75 to $14.50
  • Organic
  • From the Collection
  • New for 2019
  • Intense flavor
  • Plants will grow to 18-24 inches
  • Sweet, fragrant leaves
$3.75 to $14.50

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This intensely flavored, aromatic basil will produce well if harvested regularly. The leaves have prominent veins and serrated edges and grow to about 15" tall. Gale Morris of Iowa donated the variety to Seed Savers Exchange in 2014. Gale received the seeds from his friend, Des Moines truck farmer Tony Scavo. Tony's parents, Nick and Patricia, brought this heirloom to the United States when they emigrated from Bari, Italy, in the early 1900s.

Direct Seed: 1/8" Deep

Germination: 5-30 Days

Thin: 4-6" 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 flower stalks as they appear to keep plants from bolting. Prefers rich well-drained soil.