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Sweet Basil

The best all-around flavor

Sweet Basil

The best all-around flavor

  • Versatile and delicious
  • Our flavor favorite
  • Great for container gardening or in garden beds
  • Delicious fresh, dried, or frozen
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Product Description

Incredibly versatile, Sweet Basil is wonderful for growing in a container on the windowsill or out in the garden! Harvest the leaves all summer long and eat fresh, dry or freeze for later use. Extremely popular in salads and vegetable dishes, fresh leaves also make a great addition to soups, pestos, and even summer cocktails. Plus, planting is easy with our handy 12" x 12" seed mats! Sweet Basil seeds are encased in biodegradable paper that protects the seeds during germination and dissolves in the course of watering. Simply place seed mat in the garden or in one of our Grow Tub® containers and water as usual. No more worries about over- or under-seeding! Annual. 85 days to maturity.

Product Details
  • Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum 'Sweet'
  • Season: both Spring & Fall
  • Sun/Shade: Full sun to partial shade
  • Height: 24 - 30 inches
  • Spacing: 18 inches between mature plants.
  • Zone: 3 - 10 Annual
  • Spread: 12 inches
  • Foliage: Large, 2 inch, dark green leaves. Spicy fragrance and flavor.
  • Depth: 1/8 inch deep
  • Germination: 7 - 10 days
  • Days to Maturity: 85 days
  • Soil Preference: Warm, moist, loose, organic, rich soil.
  • Growth Rate: Moderate to fast growth rate.
  • Form: Upright
  • Seed Count: Approximately 150 seeds per packet.
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:

2019 Insects Shipping Schedule
  Zones   Lacewings, Lady Beetles & Encapsulated Earthworms Nematodes
1A 5/3 - 11/1 5/10 - 11/1
1B - 2A 5/10 - 11/1 5/10 - 11/1
2B - 3B 4/26 - 11/1 4/26 - 11/1
4A - 6A 4/12 - 11/1 4/12 - 11/1
6B - 7A 4/5 - 11/1 4/5 - 11/1
7B - 8B 3/8 - 11/1 3/8 - 11/1
9A - 10B 2/22 - 11/1 2/22 - 11/1
Last Order Date 10/28/2019 10/28/2019

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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