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.
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All seeds sprouted healthy. My older basil seeds were running about 60% germination rate. Very pleased with the purchase, and hands down my favorite basil to consume!
I can only say so far the seeds are sprouting and healthy. I loosely planted about 25 seeds in a pot and in less than 2 weeks they all seem to have sprouted.
Very pleased so far and will update as they grow.
Planted the seeds and it started to sprout a week later. Can’t wait until they fully mature.
Every seed sprouted and are doing great!