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Basil Seeds - Italian Large Leaves

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Italian Basil (Ocimum basilicum) can be easily grown from seed and preserved for later use. Ocimum basilicum is a plant in the mint family. Sweet Basil Large Leaved is a favorite of many gardeners because of the strong aroma and flavor, essential to cooking for a yummy flavor to your dish.

For drying or freezing, collect the leaves which have their maximum oil content just before blooming. 

Italian Basil grows 18 to 24 inches high and 2' wide. Pruning the plants once a month, and before flowering will allow the plant to produce fresh leaves throughout the season.



Taxonomy: Ocimum Basilicum
Life Cycle: Annual
USDA Zones: 4 - 9
Height: 24 inches
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: White
Light Requirement: Full sun
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.3
Deer Resistant: Yes

Package includes: Basil Seeds 200 PCS


Temperature: 60F
Average Germ Time: 7 - 21 days
Light Required: Yes
Depth: 1/4 inch
Sowing Rate: 1 seed per inch
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Plant Spacing: Rows 18 inches a part; thin seedlings 6 inches


Basil herbs love warm-weather and do well both indoors and outdoors.
Start Italian Basil seed indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost in your area.
Plant 4-5 seeds 1/4” deep per cell or 3-4” apart in the garden in relatively moist, well-drained soil, in full sun.
Ocimum Basilicum germinates in 5-10 days. 
Cut back to 1-2 plants per pot or every 9-12” in the garden as true leaves establish.
Harden off seedlings before transplanting outside.
Harvest, prune, and pinch regularly to encourage growth. 
Keep soil moist, but not wet as basil is sensitive to overwatering, mildew, and mold.



Processing time 2-5 business days.
Estimated delivery time 3-9 days (depending on your location).



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Basil Seeds - Italian Large Leaves
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Customer Reviews

Based on 13 reviews
Douglas Morar

Very high rate of sprouting.

Fern Schultz

I found good quality as I expected.

Chase Eichmann

These seeds have a good germination rate.

Johathan Okuneva

The seats started growing very fast immediately after planting. They are doing so well. I am so excited. Can’t wait.

Abner Skiles

Fast sprouting.

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