Holy Basil

Ocimum tenuiflorum Open Pollinated

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  • Annual herb
  • Spicy flavour

Standard seed packet, 100 seeds

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'Holy Basil' seeds

Ocimum tenuiflorum

Synonyms: Ocimum sanctum

  • Annual herb
  • Spicy flavour

Annual herb growing 30-60cm tall.  Plants are upright with purple stems, slightly hairy aromatic green oval shaped leaves and produce small white/mauve flowers in summer.  Leaves have a slightly spicy flavour are commonly used as a flavouring in Thai cuisine.  Is used to make a tea.  Is sometimes grown as an ornamental. Fast growing.  Traditionally used to repel insects.  Also has medicinal uses. 

An important plant in numerous religions and cultures. 

Also known as Sacred Basil, Tulasi and Tulsi.

Seeds per gram: 1600
Product code: F4-20

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Quick Sowing Guide
Method Raise seedlings
Sowing Depth 1mm
Season Spring and early summer
Germination 8-14 days @ 21-23°C
Hardiness / Life Cycle Half hardy Annual
Plant Spacing 40cm
Plant Height 30-60cm
Position Full sun, moist well drained soil
Days Until Maturity 100-110 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.

How To Grow



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