Sweet Basil is an aromatic herb with a strong and distinctive flavor. It is a popular herb in Mediterranean and Asian cuisine, and is widely used in pesto sauces, salads, pastas, and many other dishes. Its leaves are shiny and green and can be used fresh or dried. The flavor of sweet basil is slightly sweet, with notes of anise and clove. It pairs well with tomatoes, garlic, and olive oil, making it a versatile ingredient in many dishes.
Basil Companion Plants: Peppers, Carrots, Chives
We grow our Sweet Basil (Ocimum kilimandscharicum x basilicum) Plants organically and guarantee them to arrive alive and thriving!
When to harvest: When individual leaves are the desired size
Production Time: Multiply Pickings
Flower Color: White
Foliage Color: Green
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Beneficial Insects
Garden Styles: Butterfly Garden, Container Garden, Cottage Garden, English Garden, Indoor Garden, Pollinator Garden, Therapeutic Garden
Plant Used for: Aesthetic Appeal, Borders and Edging, Edible, Healing and Medicinal, Natural Pest Control
Disease Resistance: Downy Mildew (DM), Fusarium Wilt of Basil (FW)
Pet Friendly: Yes
Plant Type: Open-Pollinated
Sunlight: 6+ hours
Watering Needs: Consistently moist, but not waterlogged
Soil Properties: Well-drained
Tolerates: Sandy soil
Fertilizer: Every 3-4 weeks
Growing Zones: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
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