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Italian Basil

Classic, extra large basil leaves perfect for pesto

Italian Basil

Classic, extra large basil leaves perfect for pesto

  • Large, bushy plant with broad leaves up to 4" long
  • Delicious fresh or dried
  • Large leaves are easy to harvest and use
  • Slow to bolt
#1583
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AK
Product Description

This large, bushy basil plant yeilds broad, deep green leaves up to 4" long on upright stems 12-14" tall. Those extra large leaves and great flavor make this a chef's favorite! You simply can't beat blending it with garlic, Parmesan, pine nuts, and olive oil for a superior Italian pesto. Stir in to pastas, spoon over roasted meat, and even add to veggie soups for a bright burst of flavor. Its uses are endless; chiffonade and add to bruschetta, or stack whole leaves between slices of fresh tomatoes and mozzarella for a delicious caprese salad. Annual. 90 days to maturity.

Product Details
  • Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum
  • Season: both Spring & Fall
  • Sun/Shade: Full sun.
  • Height: 12 - 14 inches.
  • Spacing: 12 inches apart.
  • Zone: 3 - 9 annual.
  • Spread: 12 inches.
  • Foliage: Green foliage.
  • Depth: Lightly cover the seeds.
  • Germination: 7 - 10 days.
  • Days to Maturity: 90 days.
  • Soil Preference: Moist, well-drained fertile soil.
  • Growth Rate: Medium growth rate.
  • Form: Annual. Herb
  • Seed Count: Approximately 150 seeds per packet.
  • Restricted States: AK
Shipping Information

Orders for in-stock seeds and hardgoods are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:

2018 Fall Shipping Schedule
Zones All Perennials, Bulbs & Potted Plants
1A - 6B 9/14/18 - 10/26/18
7A - 10B 8/31/18 - 11/09/18
Last Order
Date
Zones 1-6: 10/22/2018
Zones 7-10: 11/5/2018

2018 Insects Shipping Schedule
    Zones     Lacewings, Lady Beetles &
Encapsulated Earthworms
Nematodes
1A 5/4/18 - 11/2/18 5/11/18 - 11/2/18
1B - 2A 5/11/18 - 11/2/18 5/11/18 - 11/2/18
2B - 3B 4/27/18 - 11/2/18 4/27/18 - 11/2/18
4A - 6A 4/13/18 - 11/2/18 4/13/18 - 11/2/18
6B - 7A 4/6/18 - 11/2/18 4/6/18 - 11/2/18
7B - 8B 3/9/18 - 11/2/18 3/9/18 - 11/2/18
9A - 10B 2/23/18 - 11/2/18 2/23/18 - 11/2/18
Last Order Date 10/29/2018 10/29/2018

Shipping Note:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until fully dormant for optimum stress protection.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your order—via the U.S. Postal Service or United Parcel Service. Large orders may be shipped in more than one package.

Please note that we cannot ship outside of the continental United States.

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