Basil- Lettuce Leaf

Ocimum basilicum

Rated 5/5 based on 2 reviews.

Standard seed packet, 115 seeds

$1.25
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Basil- Lettuce Leaf

Ocimum basilicum


  • Annual 40cm
  • Culinary herb
  • Large leaves to 12cm


Aromatic annual growing to 40cm. Large green slightly crinkled leaves up to 12cm long and almost as wide. Similar flavour to Sweet basil but a little milder. Good for tossing in salads or wrapping up fish or chicken.


How to sow and grow:

Method: Raise seedlings
Sowing Depth: 2mm
When: Spring and summer
Germination: 5-10 days @ 18-35°C
Hardiness / Life Cycle: Frost tender Annual
Plant Spacing: 30cm
Plant Height: 40cm
Position: Full sun, moist well drained soil
Days to Maturity/Flowering: 80-90 days
*Notes: Pick regularly to encourage more growth. Keep well watered. Remove flower buds as soon as they appear for continued leaf growth. Protect from aphids, slugs and snails.

(Product number: C3-08)
Seeds per gram: 590 seeds


SKU C3-08
Shipping Weight 0.0006kg
Botanical name: Ocimum basilicum
Packet type: Standard seed packet
Packet quantity: 115 seeds
Seeds per gram: 590
Photo credits:

Photo by F. D. Richards / CC BY-SA 2.0

Photo by Ben White

Nice big tasty leaves

26 March 2018
Lovely strong flavour, easy to grow and very large leaves produced
(5)

Grows quickly and well

By: on 21 March 2016
Great plant to have in the garden. I had it last season and we picked the leaves as they grew and ate them.
(5)

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