Basil Seeds - Italian Large Leaf (Organic) - Heirloom

Regular price Dhs. 15.00

 1 grams / packet

1. Short Description

Organic Non-GMO Basil Italian Large Leaf is an easy herb to grow. It thrives either in the traditional outdoor gardens and urban gardens or indoor planting containers and hanging baskets. Allow the herb to receive lots of sunlight and warm air. The lemony-sweet scent of basil is unattractive to aphids, mites, and horn worms, keeping them away from your other herbs and plants.

2. More details and tips

Italian Large Leaf Basil - Organic Herb Garden Seeds

Organic Basil Italian Large Leaf (Ocimum Basilicum), is an annual seed that does best in growing zones 4-10. Sow 6-8 weeks before the last frost in spring. Keep the soil moist and around 70 degrees. You should see seedlings emerge 7-14 days after planting your seeds. As soon as seedlings appear make sure and give the plants plenty of sunlight. Keep them on a windowsill if possible, or under fluorescent grow lights during the day.

For drying or freezing, harvest leaves that have their maximum oil content just before they flower. To dry, cut whole stems on a dry morning, tie stems loosely together in small bunches and hang to dry in an airy location. If you are going to freeze it, you may do so on a cookie sheet and then seal them in a zip lock bag. You can also mince it and freeze in an ice cube tray with water or oil. To harvest pinch the stem just above a set of leaves as needed from the top this will help to keep the plants bushy. Make sure you don’t harvest too much at a time as this can weaken the plant. The flowers of the Basil Italian Large Leaf are also edible and are used sometimes as a garnish.

Italian Large Leaf Basil is fragrant, flavorful, extra-large leaves are some of the favorites of the culinary world. Whether you are using this for Pesto, Spaghetti sauce, or simply as a companion for your tomato plants (basil is a good pest repellent), it is one of the best as herbs for big satisfying harvests all summer long. Basil Italian Large Leaf loves hot weather and plenty of sunshine, but it needs consistently moist, rich soil.

Latin Name: Ocimum Basilicum
Variety: Italian Large Leaf
Other Names: N/A
Seeds per Oz: Approx 20,000
Days to Maturity: Approx 70-79
Germination rate: 85%

Non-GMO: Yes
Organic: Yes
Heirloom: Yes
Treated: No
Pelleted: No
Hybrid: No
Open Pollinated: Yes

Plant Type: Annual
Hardiness Zone: 4-10
Uses: Garnish, Salads, Herbs
Temp Preference: Warmer
Light Preference: Full Sun, or Partial Shade
Resistances: None

Comments: Use in anything containing tomatoes or tomato sauce, also for meats, fish and vegetables.


Herb Growing Guide

Source: mainly from Trueleafmarket 

Basil seed, Italia large leaf, basil plants, herb seeds, aromatic herbs, organic seeds, non-GMO seeds, heirloom seeds, indoor gardening, outdoor gardening, culinary herbs