BASIL SEEDS

Ocimum basilicum

How to plant Basil seeds

Dolce Fresca basil New for 2016 HR16001

DOLCE FRESCA Basil

The best large-leafed basil to grow in containers. Dolce Fresca combines the attractive dense round shape of bush basil with large, sweetly spicy leaves of an Italian basil. Feel free to snip with a heavy hand, because Dolce Fresca rapidly grows fresh new leaves, yet keeps to a tidy, 12 to 14″ mound. 2015 AAS Award Winner. Packet is ½ gram, about 300 seeds.

½ gram - $2.49
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Genovese basil HR00004

GENOVESE Basil

Organically grown. A classic Italian basil, ideal for pesto. The dark green leaves are succulent, mildly spicy and plentiful on 24 to 30″ tall, bushy, slow-to-bolt plants. Packet is 1 gram, about 600 seeds.

1 gram - $1.99
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Floral Spires Lavender basil HR00001

FLORAL SPIRES LAVENDER Basil

Lavender-pink flowers on neat compact plants, an impressive, ornamental edible. Floral Spires has spicy leaves with anise overtones, the type preferred for Thai cooking. A stylish plant for the herb, vegetable or flower garden, Floral Spires Lavender basil is also great in windowsill or patio pots. Plants grow to 18″ tall.

50 seeds - $2.49
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Floral Spires White basil HR00002

FLORAL SPIRES WHITE Basil

Impressive ornamental edible; neat, compact, branching plants covered with bright white flowers. Tasty leaves, with overtones of anise, ideal for Thai cooking. Grow in windowsill or patio pots, or in herb, vegetable or flower gardens. Grows to 18″ tall.

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Cinnamon basil HR00005

CINNAMON Basil

Cinnamon basil produces attractive rose-pink flowers and small 1″ leaves which have a distinctive, sweet, spicy cinnamon taste and scent. Makes a wonderful tea or add it to salads and marinades. Deliciously different - full of possibilities. Packet is ½ gram, about 300 seeds.

½ gram - $2.25
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Genovese Compact basil HR00009

GENOVESE COMPACT Basil

Thick, large, crinkled, dark green leaves, full of spicy flavor, superb for pesto sauces. Genovese has long been a favorite of fresh markets and gourmets, and Genovese Compact delivers same superior quality on much more neat, compact 1.5′ tall plants. Great in containers. Packet is ¼ gram, about 150 seeds.

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Italian Large Leaf basil HR00011

ITALIAN LARGE LEAF Basil

Big, high yielding plant with large, 2-3″ wrinkled leaves and a particularly sweet (and less clove-like) flavor some cooks prefer. Grows 2-2.5′ tall. Packet is ½ gram, about 275 seeds.

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Sweet Dani Lemon basil HR00015

SWEET DANI Lemon Basil

Contains 75% more essential oils than regular lemon basil. Leaves release an intoxicating lemon scent when brushed. Use in salads, soups, teas or potpourris - or as a seasoning for chicken and fish. An All-America Selections Winner. Packet is ¼ gram, about 125 seeds.

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Nufar organic basil HR01154

NUFAR Basil

Organically grown. A prolific Genovese-type basil with lustrous, deliciously aromatic dark green leaves perfect for pesto. 'Nufar' is highly resistant to fusarium wilt. Slow-bolting plants grow 18 to 24″ high by 12 to 15″ wide. Naturally helps repel insect pests, try companion planting with leafy vegetables. Well-suited for both greenhouse and outdoor gardening. Packet is ¼ gram, about 125 seeds.

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Mrs. Burns' lemon basil HR00013

MRS. BURNS' Lemon Basil

An heirloom variety from New Mexico which has a more intense lemon flavor, larger leaves, and more robust growth than the standard lemon basil. Grows to 2′ tall and has pink flowers. Outstanding for teas, salads, soups and vinegars. Packet is ½ gram, about 250 seeds.

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Spicy Bush (Greek Basil) basil HR00021

SPICY BUSH (GREEK) Basil

This is a compact, tidy, globular bush that is slow to bolt and is excellent in containers. The flavor is sweet and somewhat pungent - use it modestly in salads and tomato dishes. Grows to 14″ tall. Packet is ½ gram, about 350 seeds.

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Siam Queen Thai basil HR00023

SIAM QUEEN Thai Basil

Both an outstanding ornamental and top-quality culinary basil. Leaves green, stems purple, flowers pink-violet. This is the basil most often used in Vietnamese and Thai cooking. With mild overtones of anise, 'Siam Queen' adds the right touch of spice to soups, curries and beef dishes. Grows to 2′ tall. Packet is ¼ gram, about 175 seeds.

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Queenette Thai basil HR01221

QUEENETTE Thai Basil

'Queenette' produces purple flowers on red stems, above olive-green leaves. Among the tastiest, fragrant Thai basils, flavor is spicy blend of anise, clove, and mint. Add zip to soups and curries, or vegetable and beef dishes. Attractive plants for flower garden or patio pots. Grows 12-18″ tall.

100 seeds - $1.99
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Purple Ruffles basil HR00702

PURPLE RUFFLES Basil

Large, 3″ quilted leaves add a bit more cinnamon flavor to your cooking than regular basil. Makes an outstanding ornamental for containers, and an unusual distinctive garnish. Small percentage of plants will be green, thin when identified. Packet is ¼ gram, about 150 seeds.

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Red Rubin organic basil HR00020

RED RUBIN (PURPLE PASSION) Basil

Organically grown. Here is a purple variety that really is close to 100% purple. While it is true that Red Rubin is a superb ornamental variety for vegetable gardens or containers, it is also quite tasty. Delivers a gourmet quality flavor that adds zip to salads and pasta dishes. Packet is ¼ gram, about 175 seeds.

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How to Plant Basil Seeds

Direct sow into the garden after all danger of frost. Plant seeds ¼″ deep, 2-3 seeds per inch, in rows 18″ apart. Firm the soil well over the seeds. Thinning is not necessary. Can be started indoors in cell packs or flats 6 weeks prior to setting out. Kept at 70°F., germination is in 5-10 days.