- Type: Warm season annual
- Planting time: After last spring frost
- Features: Large leaves with intense flavor and a wonderful aroma
- Light: Full sun
- Soil: Fertile, well-drained but moist
- Spacing: 15 to 18 inches apart
- Plant size: 16 to 18 inches tall, 12 to 16 inches wide
- Garden use: Containers, herb beds, flower beds
- Culinary use: Italian and Asian dishes
This is the classic Italian basil, and the crucial ingredient for pesto! Large dark green leaves are tender, delicious, and aromatic. This plant loves warm weather, so be sure to wait until all danger of frost has passed before planting. Does beautifully in containers. Slow to bolt, but when it does, be sure to pinch the blooms to keep the harvest coming. Once it has bolted, use the flowers as garnish for salads, pasta, and drinks.
This variety only available during peak planting season in Arizona, California, New Jersey, Oregon, Virginia, and Washington.