Herb Description: This popular variety has the largest leaves of any of the basil varieties. Sweet, spicy flavor can be used in a wide variety of ways in the kitchen...cooked, fresh, in sauces, salads, cooked dishes, etc! Plants grow 24 to 32” tall with large green leaves from 2 to 4” long. Compared to Genovese, the scent and taste is more sweet and mild. Slow bolting. This variety self sows freely, so deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings! Italian Large Leaf Basil is suitable for growing in containers, and attractive to bees, butterflies, and/or birds.
Herb Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum
Other Common Names: Ocimum basilicum 'Italian Large Leaf'
Herb Duration: Annual
Days to Herb Maturity: 140
Herb Seeds Per Oz: 14300
Herb Height: 18” to 36”
Herb Spacing: 6” to 12”
Herb Planting: Sow seeds indoors before last frost, or direct sow seeds outside after last frost. Plant seeds just under soil surface, and water.
Herb Seed Saving: Allow seed heads to dry on plants; then remove heads, break them open, and collect seeds. Clean and dry the seeds before storage in cool dry conditions.
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