Basil

Organic Genovese Basil
Organic Genovese BasilLot: #A78 More info316 available
Genovese Basil (Ocimum basilicum) is an heirloom variety developed in Italy that’s the go-to for making pesto. Round, lush leaves on proud, tall plants. Once established the plants can survive multiple cuttings throughout the season. In warmer climates, start seedlings early in the greenhouse and transplant as soon as frost danger has cleared at rather close spacing (2-4 inches). Plants will grow slower in the cooler spring whether, but will have enough foliage to harvests by May. Thin the plants back to more ideal spacing for summer growth and enjoy your first harvests before summer has even begun. Photo credits: Putneypics, sakura, Nicole Bratt. Licensed via Creative Commons
$3.75
Sweet Thai Basil
Sweet Thai BasilPacket: ~200 seeds (0.5 gram) More info23 available
Sweet Thai Basil (Ocimum basilicum) offers a unique anise/licorice and clove-like mint flavor and aroma, so valued in Thai and Asian cuisine. This easy to grow variety is compact (to 24" tall), very productive and beautiful; it makes an excellent choice for container gardening. Thai basil can be harvested and eaten fresh in salads or stir-fries, or dried for use in roasts and stews. Pinch the purple flowering tops to encourage continuous production. Alternately, allow to flower to bring the pollinators - basil is an excellent bee forage! 70 days. Annual.
$3.75