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Herb -  Basil, Cinnamon, ORGANIC

Herb - Basil, Cinnamon, ORGANIC

ORGANIC Ocimum basilicum This Mexican variety has a fantastic deep, spicy flavor that pairs well with both Latin and Asian dishes. Distinctive violet stems, with emerald green 2" leaves. Smells heavenly! Try it julienned with fresh fruit, or as a surprisingly refreshing tea. Average height is 18". Approx. seeds per packet = 110 Packet $2.95 Packet weight 0.2 grams

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Average Seed / oz Seed / 100' Row Average Yield / 100' Row Days to Harvest
18000 1 gr 40-50 lbs 65-75
Planting Season Ideal Soil Temp Sun Frost Tolerance
After Last Frost 65-85°F Full Sun Frost Sensitive
Sowing Method Seed Depth Direct Seed Spacing Seeds Per Packet
Transplant or Direct Seed 1/4" 2-4" 110
Mature Spacing Days to Sprout Production Cycle Seed Viability
10-14" 7-14 Annual 4-6 years

Site Selection

Basil is a frost sensitive annual that prefers full sun and well-drained soil.

Cultivation

Start basil seeds indoors 2-4 weeks before the last frost. Optimal soil temperatures for germination are 65-85°F. Transplant outdoors once the danger of frost has passed. Sow seeds ¼" deep and 2-4" apart. Seeds will germinate in 7-14 days. Thin seedlings so mature plants are 10-14" apart. Seeds can also be direct sown outdoors once the danger of frost has passed. Basil also does well in containers.

Harvest

Harvest leaves frequently throughout the growing season by pinching or snipping. For a continued harvest, remove any flowers that form. Leaves can be used fresh or dried in many dishes.