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. Original seeds William Dam, ON.


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Italian large leaf basil

  • 75 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.

Grown on the farm, this ancient large leaf heirloom from Italy is incredible in pestos. We love this variety for it’s hardiness, thicker leaves and full flavour. Original seeds William Dam, ON.

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


Seeds produced : Le Noyau

Additional information

Weight .002 kg
Dimensions 8.255 × 0.3 × 11.43 cm


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