Basil - Culinary Blend - Ocimum basilicum & Ocimum basilicum 'citriodorum'
Tender annual A basil lovers delight! Sweet and a bit peppery, Genovese is excellent in pesto, Corsican has beautiful purple stems and mottled green and purple leaves, Lemon lends a unique lemony scent and taste to dishes.
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.
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.
Soil Temperature: 75-85F
Planting Depth: 1/4"
Germination: 5-11 Days
Height At Maturity: 12"-24"
Days To Maturity: 55-85 Days
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 8-10"
Approx Seeds per 1/4 lbs: 62,667 Seeds
Peaceful Valley Brand vegetable seeds are all Certified Organic.
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