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    • Organic Italian Large Leaf Basil - Approx. 200 seeds per
    • $4.95

Italian Large Leaf Basil

One of the most aromatic herbs


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Product Details

Bushy plants yield broad leaves on upright stems. 70 days to maturity.About 200 seeds per packet. For each plant offer, you get 1 plant.
Easiest Plants to Grow Organically!

Enjoy the benefits of these exclusive varieties:
  • Loaded with antioxidants
  • Reduce your risk of chronic diseases
  • Unbeatable Home-grown taste
  • No Chemicals or Pesticides needed to grow

These are not GMO plants. They are just plants that have these qualities naturally.

  • Zones: 3 - 9 annual.
  • Height: 12 - 14 inches
  • Spacing: 12 inches apart.
  • Depth: Lightly cover the seeds.
  • Spread: 12 inches.
  • Sun/Shade: Full sun.
  • Soil Preference: Moist, well-drained soil.
  • Germination: 7 - 10 days.
  • Days To Maturity: 90 days.
  • Foliage: Green foliage.
  • Growth Rate: Medium growth rate.
  • Seed Counts: Approximately 150 seeds per packet.
  • Comments: Crinkly, large, broad, oval leaves which are medium dark green in color. Popular commercial variety. Annual. Spicy flavor. Slow bolting.

Customer Reviews

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Giving away basil
Jul 9, 2010  |  By Heather
Every purchased basil plant bolted within weeks in our heat. I decided to try seed to see if I could harvest more leaves . . . oh, boy, do we have basil! Every seed has grown into a very happy plant. I've made pesto several times, tossed it in pastas and soups, and have given away quart-bags full to several guests. You'd still never know the plants had given up a leaf. I'll be making many more pestos and herb butters with a single seed packet, and planting more every year. Thanks, Gurney's!

Large & Hardy Plants
Mar 30, 2010  |  By Mike
I purchased 4 packets of this seed last spring, and planted a 30' double row of the basil on Memorial Day weekend. Seedlings were breaking ground within 10 days, and the plants did well as long as they got watered daily. As soon as the mid-day temps broke ~85 F or so, the plants started to bolt. I pinched back the flower heads to promote branching, and come fall the single stalk plants became 4' tall bushes. Once the temps dropped and frost was eminent, I harvested all the plants; yielded (16) 1/2 pints of Pesto & 1.5 Quarts worth dried & crushed. I would definitely buy this herb again. Thanks Gurneys!

    • 3143
    • Organic Italian Large Leaf Basil - Approx. 200 seeds per
    • $4.95