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Non-GMO, Spicy Globe Basil Herb Seed from True Leaf Market. Ocimum basilicum. As basil has many different varieties, Spicy Globe Basil is a dwarf hybrid and one of the smallest to grow in your herb garden. This sweet basil comes from India and other Asian regions. Spicy Globe Basil matures as a compact bush and makes an ideal patio plant. In Italian cuisine, this basil is used to add a peppery and citrus zest to sauces such as pesto, tomato or a vinaigrette. Often referred to as Greek Basil, or the "“Good Basil" this hybrid herb thrives in a container and can be used as aromatherapy. Spicy Globe Basil plants develop dense bright-green leaves as they form into little globe-shaped shrubs.
Non-GMO Spicy Globe Basil (Ocimum basilicum) plants grow only 6-12" tall as compact bushes. Dwarf hybrids such as Spicy Globe Basil Herbs, are among the smallest basil varieties and will develop 1/4" long leaves. Your basil crop will reach ideal harvesting as they grow into little dense shrubs, but before they bloom. This bright-green basil will continue to mature and give off a citrusy, minty and peppery scent until the first frost arrives. By late summer to early fall, your aromatic Spicy Globe Basil plant will provide tiny white flowers"thriving as a mini globe-shaped herb.
Basil in general, is an ultimate hybrid herb with a lot of different strains. As basil is also ancient, it"s a challenge for gardeners to pin down a single origin. Basil can be classified as either sweet or non-sweet. The more popular types are considered sweet. For example, a cultivar that isn"t sweet would be clove basil.
Non-culinary Uses for Spicy Globe Basil Herb Seed
As basil is one of the best ancient herbs to consume when it comes to health, Spicy Globe varieties provide similar non-culinary benefits as Sweet Basil. The oils that come from basil leaves are also used for aromatherapy to relieve stress or anxiety. You can also grow basil as an ornament for your herb garden, as Spicy Globe Basil are mini shrub plants that give off a sweet, citrusy and slightly spicy aroma.
Culinary Uses for Spicy Globe Basil Herb Seed
As a hybrid basil that provides zesty flavor, Spicy Globe Basil is an ideal ingredient in Italian cuisine. This type of basil can be added to enhance the flavor of a tomato or pasta sauce, as its little leaves provide peppery, citrus and minty notes. As sweet basil varieties range in flavor, Spicy Globe, also referred to as the "“Good Basil" thrives as a savory herb. Spicy Globe or Greek Basil also dries and stores better than others"as dried bundles of this herb make a great year-round seasoning.
Benefits of Growing Spicy Globe Basil Herb Seed
As basil is a natural insect repellent, this small-sized variety makes an ideal patio or kitchen plant to help ward off mosquitoes in the summer.
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