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Organic Basil, Lemon (1/4 lb) - SNV5171

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  • Will begin shipping: April 23, 2014

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Basil - Lemon - Ocimum basilicum 'citriodorum'

Annual The pleasant lemon fragrance of this basil makes it a great accompaniment for fish. It is also excellent in teas, potpourris, and dried arrangements. The plant bears light-green leaves and small, white flowers on 24" stalks.

Soil & Water: Plant in full sun in well-draining soil. Basil does not require fertile soil, however it performs best when organic matter is added. Provide even water throughout development.

Planting & Growing: Start seeds indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost, or sow directly once soil temperatures have reached at least 70F. Pinch ends during development for a bushy plant. Basil has a very low germination rate; it is not uncommon to have germination rates of 60%. Sow heavily and thin to the most vigorous seedlings. Basil will not perform below 50F; pot indoors during winter for a year-round supply.

Harvesting & Storage: Regular harvesting will keep production high. Use leaves fresh or frozen. Remove flower stalks to extend harvest. Be sure to make the last harvest prior to first frost.

Did You Know? Basil is rich in vitamin K and beta-carotene, natural anti-inflammatory ingredients.

Soil Temperature: 75-85F
Planting Depth: 1/4"
Germination: 5-10 Days
Height At Maturity: 10"-18"
Days To Maturity: 55-70 Days
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 8"-10"
Approx Seeds per 1/4 lbs: 64,000 Seeds

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  • Item Model Number: SNV5171
  • Shipping Dimensions: 4 x 8 x 0.5 inches.
  • Shipping Weight: 0.3 pounds.

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