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{"id":9972665736,"title":"Basil Seeds - Italian Large Leaf","handle":"basil-italian-large-leaf-seed","description":"\u003cp\u003e60-90 days. Italian Large Leaf basil seeds. \u003cem\u003eOcimum basilicum\u003c\/em\u003e. Non-GMO. Open Pollinated. Giant green shiny leaves full of seasonal aroma that just makes your mouth water, Italian Large Leaf is a classic Genovese type basil and still the choice for nearly any culinary fare. While many varieties of basil boast exotic flavors and bold notes such as Cinnamon, Lemon, or Spicy, the Italian Large Leaf promises the same classic zest of a Genovese garden basil. ~19,000 seeds per oz.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.trueleafmarket.com\/pages\/the-herb-growing-guide-from-true-leaf-market\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDownload Free Herb Growing Guide PDF\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.trueleafmarket.com\/pages\/grow-basil\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cu\u003eRead Full Basil Herb Growing Guide Instructions \u003c\/u\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\n\u003c!--split--\u003e\n\n\u003ch2\u003eGrowing Non-GMO Italian Large Leaf Basil Herb Garden Seeds\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.trueleafmarket.com\/pages\/the-herb-growing-guide-from-true-leaf-market\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDownload Free Herb Growing Guide PDF\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!--attr--\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eLatin Name:\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cem\u003eOcimum basilicum\u003c\/em\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eDays to Maturity:\u003c\/strong\u003e 60 (90 days for seeds)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eDays to Germination:\u003c\/strong\u003e 5-10\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eSeeding Depth:\u003c\/strong\u003e 1\/2\"\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePlant Width:\u003c\/strong\u003e 9-12\"\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eRow Spacing:\u003c\/strong\u003e 9-12\"\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePlant Height:\u003c\/strong\u003e 12-24\"\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eGrowth Habit:\u003c\/strong\u003e Tender leaf and bushy shrub\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eSoil Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e Consistently moist, fertile, well-drained\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eTemperature Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e 65-80°F\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eLight Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e Full sun\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePests and Disease:\u003c\/strong\u003e Susceptible to rot and mildew in overly saturated, heavy, and poorly drained soil. Basil does not have too many pests or insects and is generally seeded in the garden to help minimize pests.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eItalian Large Leaf Color:\u003c\/strong\u003e Rich, dark green Genovese-style leaf\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eItalian Large Leaf Flavor:\u003c\/strong\u003e Classic savory, non-sweet, cultivar\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!--endattr--\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\n\u003ch3\u003eHow to Grow Italian Large Leaf Basil Herb from Seed\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBasil is a warm weather crop grown both indoors and out. For earliest starts, begin indoors 6-8 weeks prior to final frost. Plant 4-6 seeds .25” deep per cell or 3-4” apart in the garden in moderately moist, well-drained soil in full sun. Germinates in 5-10 days, thinning back to 1-2 plants per pot or every 9-12” in the garden as true leaves establish. Harden off seedlings if transplanting outside. Harvest, prune, and pinch regularly to encourage growth.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eNon-GMO Basil Italian Large Leaf seeds are an easy herb to grow. It thrives either in the traditional outdoor gardens and urban gardens or indoor planting containers and hanging baskets. Allow the herb to receive lots of sunlight and warm air. The lemony-sweet scent of basil is unattractive to aphids, mites, and hornworms, keeping them away from your other herbs and plants.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eKeep soil moist but not saturated as basil is susceptible to overwatering, mildew, and mold.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\n\u003ch3\u003eItalian Large Leaf Basil in the Herb Garden\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLarge leaf is a Genovese-type basil that grows 18 to 24 inches high and 2' wide. Giant shiny green leaves full of heady aroma that just make your mouth water. This is a favorite of many gardeners because when cooking you need only a few leaves to add that distinctively yummy flavor to your dish. For the same reason, it makes loads of basil pesto with just a few plants.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eBasil plants are popularly grown indoors just as readily as they are planted outdoors in containers, planters, and the garden bed. Most varieties of basil are native to the reliably wet, humid tropics of southeast Asia and Africa and still require the same consistently moist conditions for a flavorful and booming harvest.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eA member of the mint family, culinary basil grows, habits, and looks very similar to garden mint. Yet unlike mint, the basil plant has more diverse varieties in color and flavor such as Cinnamon, Lemon, Licorice, and Spicy. Native to much of Asia, basil thrives in many temperate climates with regular moisture and no extremes in heat or cold.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\n\n\u003ch3\u003eHarvesting Italian Large Leaf Basil Herb\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePruning the plants before they set flowers will keep the plant producing fresh leaves throughout the season. Prune about once a month. A shot of liquid nitrogen fertilizer, at pruning time if your soil is not particularly fertile, will help the plants recover. Eat basil often and dry or freeze leaves throughout the summer. Make your final harvest before the first frost of fall, as the plant will not survive the cold.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eVigorous, tall growing, large leaved basil that is a must in any pesto. Can grow up to 2' tall with leaves 1-2\" wide. During the summer when we have a surplus of basil we will make our pesto, freeze it in ice cube trays and then remove them to store in a freezer container. This is a perfect way to get pesto even during the dreariest days of winter.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\n\u003ch3\u003eAbout Italian Large Leaf Basil Herb Seeds\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eRecommended by the Following State Universities or Ag Extension Offices as a variety that performs well for their region. \u003cstrong\u003eAL,GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eBasil can be easy to grow and preserve for later use. It even has companion plantings. Learn how to use it in many delicious recipes.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eTIP\u003c\/strong\u003e With any basil, to keep the leaves coming pinch back the blooms to create a more bushy plant loaded with leaves. You will notice when you pinch one flowering bud, two branches will come back in its place. My grandmother taught me to do this with tomatoes to keep them from getting leggy and to increase branches. More branches more tomatoes!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eFor drying or freezing, harvest leaves that have their maximum oil content just before they flower. To dry, cut whole stems on a dry morning, tie stems loosely together in small bunches and hang to dry in an airy location. If you are going to freeze it, you may do so on a cookie sheet and then seal them in a zip lock bag. You can also mince it and freeze in an ice cube tray with water or oil. To harvest, pinch the stem just above a set of leaves as needed from the top this will help to keep the plants bushy. Make sure you don't harvest too much at a time as this can weaken the plant. The flowers of the Basil Italian Large Leaf are also edible and are used sometimes as a garnish.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\n\n\u003ch4\u003eNon-GMO Italian Large Leaf Basil Seeds Per Package:\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e2 g - Packet - Approximately 1,350 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e1 oz - Wholesale - Approximately 19,000 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e4 oz - Wholesale - Approximately 76,000 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e1 lb - Wholesale - Approximately 304,000 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e5 lb - Bulk - Approximately 1,520,000 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e25 lb - Bulk - Approximately 7,600,000 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eNon-GMO Italian Large Leaf basil herb seeds are available for \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/0zqektaqxl55lidk-20162681.shopifypreview.com\/pages\/shipping-information\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFast Free Shipping\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e on orders over $45.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\n\n","published_at":"2017-06-26T16:43:43-06:00","created_at":"2017-06-26T16:43:46-06:00","vendor":"Mountain Valley Seed Co.","type":"Herb Seeds","tags":["70-79 Days","Annual","Basil","Full Sun","Green","Heirloom","Heirloom_web","Herb","herb_Basil","Non-GMO","Open Pollinated","Packet","Seeds","Warmer","Zone 10","Zone 11","Zone 4","Zone 5","Zone 6","Zone 7","Zone 8","Zone 9"],"price":249,"price_min":249,"price_max":41004,"available":true,"price_varies":true,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":38830928776,"title":"2g Pkg (3x4)","option1":"2g Pkg (3x4)","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"18712","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":{"id":4480177504371,"product_id":9972665736,"position":1,"created_at":"2018-07-30T16:02:23-06:00","updated_at":"2020-08-27T12:31:11-06:00","alt":"Non-GMO Genovese Basil","width":700,"height":700,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2016\/2681\/products\/basil-italian-large-leaf-seed-wm_700.jpg?v=1598553071","variant_ids":[38830928456,38830928520,38830928584,38830928648,38830928712,38830928776]},"available":true,"name":"Basil Seeds - 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Italian Large Leaf basil seeds. \u003cem\u003eOcimum basilicum\u003c\/em\u003e. Non-GMO. Open Pollinated. Giant green shiny leaves full of seasonal aroma that just makes your mouth water, Italian Large Leaf is a classic Genovese type basil and still the choice for nearly any culinary fare. While many varieties of basil boast exotic flavors and bold notes such as Cinnamon, Lemon, or Spicy, the Italian Large Leaf promises the same classic zest of a Genovese garden basil. ~19,000 seeds per oz.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.trueleafmarket.com\/pages\/the-herb-growing-guide-from-true-leaf-market\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDownload Free Herb Growing Guide PDF\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.trueleafmarket.com\/pages\/grow-basil\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cu\u003eRead Full Basil Herb Growing Guide Instructions \u003c\/u\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\n\u003c!--split--\u003e\n\n\u003ch2\u003eGrowing Non-GMO Italian Large Leaf Basil Herb Garden Seeds\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.trueleafmarket.com\/pages\/the-herb-growing-guide-from-true-leaf-market\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDownload Free Herb Growing Guide PDF\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!--attr--\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eLatin Name:\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cem\u003eOcimum basilicum\u003c\/em\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eDays to Maturity:\u003c\/strong\u003e 60 (90 days for seeds)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eDays to Germination:\u003c\/strong\u003e 5-10\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eSeeding Depth:\u003c\/strong\u003e 1\/2\"\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePlant Width:\u003c\/strong\u003e 9-12\"\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eRow Spacing:\u003c\/strong\u003e 9-12\"\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePlant Height:\u003c\/strong\u003e 12-24\"\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eGrowth Habit:\u003c\/strong\u003e Tender leaf and bushy shrub\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eSoil Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e Consistently moist, fertile, well-drained\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eTemperature Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e 65-80°F\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eLight Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e Full sun\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePests and Disease:\u003c\/strong\u003e Susceptible to rot and mildew in overly saturated, heavy, and poorly drained soil. Basil does not have too many pests or insects and is generally seeded in the garden to help minimize pests.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eItalian Large Leaf Color:\u003c\/strong\u003e Rich, dark green Genovese-style leaf\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eItalian Large Leaf Flavor:\u003c\/strong\u003e Classic savory, non-sweet, cultivar\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!--endattr--\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\n\u003ch3\u003eHow to Grow Italian Large Leaf Basil Herb from Seed\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBasil is a warm weather crop grown both indoors and out. For earliest starts, begin indoors 6-8 weeks prior to final frost. Plant 4-6 seeds .25” deep per cell or 3-4” apart in the garden in moderately moist, well-drained soil in full sun. Germinates in 5-10 days, thinning back to 1-2 plants per pot or every 9-12” in the garden as true leaves establish. Harden off seedlings if transplanting outside. Harvest, prune, and pinch regularly to encourage growth.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eNon-GMO Basil Italian Large Leaf seeds are an easy herb to grow. It thrives either in the traditional outdoor gardens and urban gardens or indoor planting containers and hanging baskets. Allow the herb to receive lots of sunlight and warm air. The lemony-sweet scent of basil is unattractive to aphids, mites, and hornworms, keeping them away from your other herbs and plants.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eKeep soil moist but not saturated as basil is susceptible to overwatering, mildew, and mold.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\n\u003ch3\u003eItalian Large Leaf Basil in the Herb Garden\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLarge leaf is a Genovese-type basil that grows 18 to 24 inches high and 2' wide. Giant shiny green leaves full of heady aroma that just make your mouth water. This is a favorite of many gardeners because when cooking you need only a few leaves to add that distinctively yummy flavor to your dish. For the same reason, it makes loads of basil pesto with just a few plants.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eBasil plants are popularly grown indoors just as readily as they are planted outdoors in containers, planters, and the garden bed. Most varieties of basil are native to the reliably wet, humid tropics of southeast Asia and Africa and still require the same consistently moist conditions for a flavorful and booming harvest.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eA member of the mint family, culinary basil grows, habits, and looks very similar to garden mint. Yet unlike mint, the basil plant has more diverse varieties in color and flavor such as Cinnamon, Lemon, Licorice, and Spicy. Native to much of Asia, basil thrives in many temperate climates with regular moisture and no extremes in heat or cold.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\n\n\u003ch3\u003eHarvesting Italian Large Leaf Basil Herb\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePruning the plants before they set flowers will keep the plant producing fresh leaves throughout the season. Prune about once a month. A shot of liquid nitrogen fertilizer, at pruning time if your soil is not particularly fertile, will help the plants recover. Eat basil often and dry or freeze leaves throughout the summer. Make your final harvest before the first frost of fall, as the plant will not survive the cold.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eVigorous, tall growing, large leaved basil that is a must in any pesto. Can grow up to 2' tall with leaves 1-2\" wide. During the summer when we have a surplus of basil we will make our pesto, freeze it in ice cube trays and then remove them to store in a freezer container. This is a perfect way to get pesto even during the dreariest days of winter.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\n\u003ch3\u003eAbout Italian Large Leaf Basil Herb Seeds\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eRecommended by the Following State Universities or Ag Extension Offices as a variety that performs well for their region. \u003cstrong\u003eAL,GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eBasil can be easy to grow and preserve for later use. It even has companion plantings. Learn how to use it in many delicious recipes.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eTIP\u003c\/strong\u003e With any basil, to keep the leaves coming pinch back the blooms to create a more bushy plant loaded with leaves. You will notice when you pinch one flowering bud, two branches will come back in its place. My grandmother taught me to do this with tomatoes to keep them from getting leggy and to increase branches. More branches more tomatoes!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eFor drying or freezing, harvest leaves that have their maximum oil content just before they flower. To dry, cut whole stems on a dry morning, tie stems loosely together in small bunches and hang to dry in an airy location. If you are going to freeze it, you may do so on a cookie sheet and then seal them in a zip lock bag. You can also mince it and freeze in an ice cube tray with water or oil. To harvest, pinch the stem just above a set of leaves as needed from the top this will help to keep the plants bushy. Make sure you don't harvest too much at a time as this can weaken the plant. The flowers of the Basil Italian Large Leaf are also edible and are used sometimes as a garnish.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\n\n\u003ch4\u003eNon-GMO Italian Large Leaf Basil Seeds Per Package:\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e2 g - Packet - Approximately 1,350 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e1 oz - Wholesale - Approximately 19,000 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e4 oz - Wholesale - Approximately 76,000 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e1 lb - Wholesale - Approximately 304,000 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e5 lb - Bulk - Approximately 1,520,000 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e25 lb - Bulk - Approximately 7,600,000 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eNon-GMO Italian Large Leaf basil herb seeds are available for \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/0zqektaqxl55lidk-20162681.shopifypreview.com\/pages\/shipping-information\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFast Free Shipping\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e on orders over $45.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\n\n"}
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60-90 days. Italian Large Leaf basil seeds. Ocimum basilicum. Non-GMO. Open Pollinated. Giant green shiny leaves full of seasonal aroma that just makes your mouth water, Italian Large Leaf is a classic Genovese type basil and still the choice for nearly any culinary fare. While many varieties of basil boast exotic flavors and bold notes such as Cinnamon, Lemon, or Spicy, the Italian Large Leaf promises the same classic zest of a Genovese garden basil. ~19,000 seeds per oz.

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  • Latin Name: Ocimum basilicum
  • Days to Maturity: 60 (90 days for seeds)
  • Days to Germination: 5-10
  • Seeding Depth: 1/2"
  • Plant Width: 9-12"
  • Row Spacing: 9-12"
  • Plant Height: 12-24"
  • Growth Habit: Tender leaf and bushy shrub
  • Soil Preference: Consistently moist, fertile, well-drained
  • Temperature Preference: 65-80°F
  • Light Preference: Full sun
  • Pests and Disease: Susceptible to rot and mildew in overly saturated, heavy, and poorly drained soil. Basil does not have too many pests or insects and is generally seeded in the garden to help minimize pests.
  • Italian Large Leaf Color: Rich, dark green Genovese-style leaf
  • Italian Large Leaf Flavor: Classic savory, non-sweet, cultivar

How to Grow Italian Large Leaf Basil Herb from Seed

Basil is a warm weather crop grown both indoors and out. For earliest starts, begin indoors 6-8 weeks prior to final frost. Plant 4-6 seeds .25” deep per cell or 3-4” apart in the garden in moderately moist, well-drained soil in full sun. Germinates in 5-10 days, thinning back to 1-2 plants per pot or every 9-12” in the garden as true leaves establish. Harden off seedlings if transplanting outside. Harvest, prune, and pinch regularly to encourage growth.

Non-GMO Basil Italian Large Leaf seeds are an easy herb to grow. It thrives either in the traditional outdoor gardens and urban gardens or indoor planting containers and hanging baskets. Allow the herb to receive lots of sunlight and warm air. The lemony-sweet scent of basil is unattractive to aphids, mites, and hornworms, keeping them away from your other herbs and plants.

Keep soil moist but not saturated as basil is susceptible to overwatering, mildew, and mold.

Italian Large Leaf Basil in the Herb Garden

Large leaf is a Genovese-type basil that grows 18 to 24 inches high and 2' wide. Giant shiny green leaves full of heady aroma that just make your mouth water. This is a favorite of many gardeners because when cooking you need only a few leaves to add that distinctively yummy flavor to your dish. For the same reason, it makes loads of basil pesto with just a few plants.

Basil plants are popularly grown indoors just as readily as they are planted outdoors in containers, planters, and the garden bed. Most varieties of basil are native to the reliably wet, humid tropics of southeast Asia and Africa and still require the same consistently moist conditions for a flavorful and booming harvest.

A member of the mint family, culinary basil grows, habits, and looks very similar to garden mint. Yet unlike mint, the basil plant has more diverse varieties in color and flavor such as Cinnamon, Lemon, Licorice, and Spicy. Native to much of Asia, basil thrives in many temperate climates with regular moisture and no extremes in heat or cold.

Harvesting Italian Large Leaf Basil Herb

Pruning the plants before they set flowers will keep the plant producing fresh leaves throughout the season. Prune about once a month. A shot of liquid nitrogen fertilizer, at pruning time if your soil is not particularly fertile, will help the plants recover. Eat basil often and dry or freeze leaves throughout the summer. Make your final harvest before the first frost of fall, as the plant will not survive the cold.

Vigorous, tall growing, large leaved basil that is a must in any pesto. Can grow up to 2' tall with leaves 1-2" wide. During the summer when we have a surplus of basil we will make our pesto, freeze it in ice cube trays and then remove them to store in a freezer container. This is a perfect way to get pesto even during the dreariest days of winter.

About Italian Large Leaf Basil Herb Seeds

Recommended by the Following State Universities or Ag Extension Offices as a variety that performs well for their region. AL,GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN

Basil can be easy to grow and preserve for later use. It even has companion plantings. Learn how to use it in many delicious recipes.

TIP With any basil, to keep the leaves coming pinch back the blooms to create a more bushy plant loaded with leaves. You will notice when you pinch one flowering bud, two branches will come back in its place. My grandmother taught me to do this with tomatoes to keep them from getting leggy and to increase branches. More branches more tomatoes!

For drying or freezing, harvest leaves that have their maximum oil content just before they flower. To dry, cut whole stems on a dry morning, tie stems loosely together in small bunches and hang to dry in an airy location. If you are going to freeze it, you may do so on a cookie sheet and then seal them in a zip lock bag. You can also mince it and freeze in an ice cube tray with water or oil. To harvest, pinch the stem just above a set of leaves as needed from the top this will help to keep the plants bushy. Make sure you don't harvest too much at a time as this can weaken the plant. The flowers of the Basil Italian Large Leaf are also edible and are used sometimes as a garnish.

Non-GMO Italian Large Leaf Basil Seeds Per Package:

  • 2 g - Packet - Approximately 1,350 Seeds
  • 1 oz - Wholesale - Approximately 19,000 Seeds
  • 4 oz - Wholesale - Approximately 76,000 Seeds
  • 1 lb - Wholesale - Approximately 304,000 Seeds
  • 5 lb - Bulk - Approximately 1,520,000 Seeds
  • 25 lb - Bulk - Approximately 7,600,000 Seeds

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