Sweet Basil Seeds.
Open Pollinated / 65 days
1/32 ounce / sows ˜ 25 ft
Basil - Ocimum basilicum
Sweet: Great for pesto! Traditional large-leaf variety with tender leaves that are aromatic and mild flavored. Great for fresh use and drying. Preferred culinary variety.
Planting Tips: Tender Annual. Direct sow seeds after danger of frost has passed or start transplants 4-6 weeks before planting date. Optimal soil temperature for germination is 70-90°F. Most pungent when fresh. Best time to harvest is just as the plant starts to bud, before flower's mature. This heat loving plant requires a good amount of moisture.
- Seed Planting Depth: 1/4 inch
- Seed Spacing: 1 inch
- Days to Germination: 6-12
- Plant Spacing After Thinning: 8 inches
- Plant Height: 18-24 inches
- Days to Maturity: 65
Certified Organic by Vermont Organic Farmers, LLC.