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Ocimum basilicum
BASIL-ITALIAN LARGE LEAF is regarded as the key basil for true Neapolitan cuisine. Pick the large leaves & use fresh or dried in tomato dishes, sauces, & soups. You can use basil in the garden as a companion plant to repel aphids, mites, & tomato hornworms. This basil grows 45 to 60cm high & 30 to 38cm wide. The dark green, shiny leaves can grow up to 7cm long on a tall, erect plant that is slow to bolt. Basils are loaded with volatile oils, responsible for the heady aroma & strong flavour so essential to cooking. Annual.


Germination Time (Days) 7 – 14
Maturity Time (Days) 140 – 180
Sowing Depth (mm) 6
Plant Spacing (cm) 25 – 40
Row Spacing (cm)
pH 5 – 6.5
Soil Temperature (°C) 18 – 35
Hardy / Frost Tender Frost Tender
Sow Direct / Raise Seedlings Raise Seedlings
Seed Preparation
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