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Basil - Sweet Italian
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A traditional Italian variety to use fresh, in vinegars and as the main ingredient for pesto. This very popular and heavy-yielding variety produces large aromatic leaves that delight the taste buds as well as the nose. Leaves are deep green and slightly cupped. Average height is 10-12”. Days to maturity: 65 days
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Please select a shipping date after the danger of frost has passed in your area.
Transplants are shipped via USPS Priority Mail - Monday through Wednesday
Shipping to physical addresses in the continental US only
Sorry, we cannot ship to potted plants to CA due to Japanese Beetle quarantine restrictions. We can ship bare-root onions, shallots and leeks.
All plants are shipped well-rooted and properly labeled.
Your plants will be ready to plant when you receive them. For best results, we do recommend you allow a few days for the plants to become accustomed to your climate zone before transplanting
For problems or questions, please call us at 704-764-7746 from 9 am to 5 pm EST, Monday through Friday or email us anytime at
Basil is a heat-loving plant best grown in full sun. To get the best harvest, basil likes:
Soil pH: 5.5 - 6.5
Well-drained, fertile soil
Daytime temperatures: 80-90
nightime temperatures: 60-75
Pinch off flower buds to promote more leaf growth
Do not overfertilize; this will decrease the essential in the leaves
Harvest in the morning after the dew has dried
Avoid overhead irrigation
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