Italian large leaf basil


We really love this easy to grow basil in our garden.  A lot tougher than Genovese basil, it is a taller plant with more leaves and flowers, and what we find less maintenance.  It really stuck out as a great fine herb to have and we use it in our pesto making.  A wonderful herb that will give you a whole whack of seed if you let a couple of flower heads follow their natural full cycle.

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Italian large leaf basil

  • 50 seeds
  • Organic
  • Open pollinated
  • Distance between plants – 10-12″
  • Distance between rows – 18-24″
  • Full to part sun
  • Water every 2-3 days
  • Days to maturity – 60-80 days
  • Days to germination – 5-14 days
  • Height – 18-24″
  • Ocimum Basilicum – Lamiaceae

Sow: 6 weeks before last frost or direct seed after last frost ¼’’ deep

Harvest: : Throughout the season

Easy to grow and a good companion in the garden, basil is best used fresh but can be dried down for use as a dry herb. If you want to cook with it, add it during the end of the preparation.

Companion planting = asparagus, beans, beets, cabbage, chili and bell peppers, eggplant, marigolds, oregano, potatoes, tomatoes.


Seeds produced : Le Noyau and William Dam

Additional information

Weight .002 kg
Dimensions 8.255 × 0.3 × 11.43 cm


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