Basil Italian Sweet - Cornucopia Seeds

Basil Italian Sweet - Cornucopia Seeds

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Ocimum basilicum

  • Popular Heirloom Variety
  • Large, Fragrant Leaves, Great for Pesto
  • Use Fresh in Summer Dishes, Teas of Vinegars
  • Culinary and Ornamental

250 mg

One of the most versatile additions to any cook’s garden with large, fragrant leaves that make a great pesto. Use fresh to make tea, vinegar or for seasoning summer dishes. Culinary and ornamental.

Light Full sun
Harvest time All season
Plant spacing  10-12 inches
Planting depth 1/8 inch
Days to germination 7-10 
Plant height 10-12 inches

Gardener's Notes: Start seeds indoors in pots 6-8 weeks before transplanting outdoors after the last spring frost or sow directly in the garden when night temperatures stay above 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Grow in moist, fertile soil. Thin seedlings to recommend spacing. Pinch back stems and flower stalks to encourage branching and leaf production. Harvest individual leaves as needed or pick entire plants when flower stalks appear.

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