A tidy shaped variety that produces dense, bushy little plants.
A tidy mound shaped variety that produces dense, bushy little plants. The 1 cm (1/2") long leaves have a great spicy taste that will jazz up any dish! This is a superb basil for growing in containers on hot, sunny patios. Annual
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How To Grow
600 seeds/gram Do not rush planting as Basil loves warm soil and warm temperatures - they will languish if temperatures are below 15 C (60 F). Sow seed directly outdoors in a sunny site with average soil in late May and June. Plant seed 4 mm (3/16") deep and 6 mm (1/4") apart. Thin to 15-20 cm (6-8") apart in the garden. Seed can also be started indoors in a soil-less mix 4-6 weeks before last frost date. Keep temperature at 21 C (70 F) for the 7-10 day germination period, then grow on at the same temperature before hardening off and transplanting outside after the danger of all frost has passed.
Blooming Season Begins
Start Indoors for an Earlier Crop or Sow Direct
Days to Emergence
7 to 12
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Killed by Frost
Days to Harvest
Degree of Difficulty
Ocimum basilicum minimum
Flowers make an elegant garnish.
Great for spicing up about any tomato sauce, meat sauce, soup, salad.