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Sweet Large Basil

€2,50 EUR

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Sweet large basil is used commonly in mediterranean cuisine. Its large bright green sweet flavoured leaves are used in pesto, with pasta, to make preserves, to add flavours to tomato sauces, in salads. It can be grown in a container or in the greenhouse.


Scientific Name: ocimum basilicum

Plant Life Cycle: N/A

Optimal Germination Temperature: 20-28C

Germination time in days: 7-10 days

Indicative Days to maturity: 30-50 days

Sunlight: Full sun

Soil requirement: Moderate rich, moist soil

Sowing and cultivation: Sow indoors 6 weeks prior to last frost. Plant at 1/2 cm deep and keep at 21°. Transplant when seedlings have 3-4 sets of leaves, spacing at 10-20 cm apart in rows 30 cm apart. Pinch out the flower heads after the flowering to encourage new leaf growth.