Scientific Name: Ocimum basilicum Common Name: Sweet Basil Plant Habit: Columnar Characteristics: Culinary Use, Scented Foliage
Spacing: 8 – 10″ (20 – 25cm) Height: 18 – 24″ (46 – 61cm) Width: 10 – 14″ (25 – 36cm) Exposure: Sun
This Italian variety has extremely tender, fragrant, extra-large, dark green leaves. It is superb for pesto. Gardeners can start it early indoors or outside after all danger of frost. Great for herb gardens or adding scent to mixed combos. It should be harvested regularly to keep producing tasty leaves.