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.
How to Grow
600 seed/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.