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{"id":9972665736,"title":"Basil Seeds - Italian Large Leaf","handle":"basil-italian-large-leaf-seed","description":"\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\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\u003c!--split--\u003e\n\u003ch2\u003eGrowing Italian Large Leaf Basil Seeds\u003c\/h2\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\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\u003eLarge Leaf Basil Days to Maturity:\u003c\/strong\u003e Annual, depends on the length of the warm season\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eBasil Planting Depth:\u003c\/strong\u003e 1\/4\"\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eBasil Sow Spacing:\u003c\/strong\u003e 12-18”\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eBasil Plant Growth Habit:\u003c\/strong\u003e Upright\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eBasil Seed Soil Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e Well-drained and moist\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eBasil Plant Temperature Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e Warm; the longer the season, the better\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eBasil Herb Light Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e Full sun\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eItalian Large Leaf Color:\u003c\/strong\u003e Green, ranging from pale to dark\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eFlavor:\u003c\/strong\u003e Sweet anise flavor, the most popular of basil varieties\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eItalian Large Leaf Basil Growing Habits\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBasil Italian Large Leaf (Ocimum Basilicum), is an annual seed that does best in growing zones 4-10. Sow 6-8 weeks before the last frost in spring. Keep the soil moist and around 70 degrees. You should see seedlings emerge 7-14 days after planting your seeds. As soon as seedlings appear make sure and give the plants plenty of sunlight. Keep them on a windowsill if possible, or under fluorescent grow lights during the day.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eItalian Large Leaf Basil Uses\u003c\/h3\u003e\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\u003cp\u003eItalian Large Leaf Basil is fragrant and flavorful, growing extra-large leaves that are a staple ingredient of the culinary world. Whether you are using this for Pesto, Spaghetti sauce, or simply as a companion for your tomato plants (basil is a superb pest repellent), it is one of the best herbs for big satisfying harvests all summer long. Basil Italian Large Leaf loves hot weather and lots of sunshine, but it needs consistently moist, rich soil.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eSeeds Per Package:\u003c\/strong\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e1 g - Approximately 250 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e1 oz - Approximately 17,000 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e4 oz - Approximately 68,000 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e1 lb - Approximately 272,000 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e5 lb - Approximately 1,360,000‬ Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e25 lb - Approximately 6,800,000‬ Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"clear\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!--split--\u003e","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":30350,"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":"1g Pkg (3x4)","option1":"1g 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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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\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\u003c!--split--\u003e\n\u003ch2\u003eGrowing Italian Large Leaf Basil Seeds\u003c\/h2\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\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\u003eLarge Leaf Basil Days to Maturity:\u003c\/strong\u003e Annual, depends on the length of the warm season\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eBasil Planting Depth:\u003c\/strong\u003e 1\/4\"\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eBasil Sow Spacing:\u003c\/strong\u003e 12-18”\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eBasil Plant Growth Habit:\u003c\/strong\u003e Upright\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eBasil Seed Soil Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e Well-drained and moist\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eBasil Plant Temperature Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e Warm; the longer the season, the better\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eBasil Herb Light Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e Full sun\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eItalian Large Leaf Color:\u003c\/strong\u003e Green, ranging from pale to dark\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eFlavor:\u003c\/strong\u003e Sweet anise flavor, the most popular of basil varieties\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eItalian Large Leaf Basil Growing Habits\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBasil Italian Large Leaf (Ocimum Basilicum), is an annual seed that does best in growing zones 4-10. Sow 6-8 weeks before the last frost in spring. Keep the soil moist and around 70 degrees. You should see seedlings emerge 7-14 days after planting your seeds. As soon as seedlings appear make sure and give the plants plenty of sunlight. Keep them on a windowsill if possible, or under fluorescent grow lights during the day.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eItalian Large Leaf Basil Uses\u003c\/h3\u003e\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\u003cp\u003eItalian Large Leaf Basil is fragrant and flavorful, growing extra-large leaves that are a staple ingredient of the culinary world. Whether you are using this for Pesto, Spaghetti sauce, or simply as a companion for your tomato plants (basil is a superb pest repellent), it is one of the best herbs for big satisfying harvests all summer long. Basil Italian Large Leaf loves hot weather and lots of sunshine, but it needs consistently moist, rich soil.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eSeeds Per Package:\u003c\/strong\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e1 g - Approximately 250 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e1 oz - Approximately 17,000 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e4 oz - Approximately 68,000 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e1 lb - Approximately 272,000 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e5 lb - Approximately 1,360,000‬ Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e25 lb - Approximately 6,800,000‬ Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"clear\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!--split--\u003e"}
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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.

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Growing Italian Large Leaf Basil Seeds

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  • Latin Name: Ocimum basilicum
  • Large Leaf Basil Days to Maturity: Annual, depends on the length of the warm season
  • Basil Planting Depth: 1/4"
  • Basil Sow Spacing: 12-18”
  • Basil Plant Growth Habit: Upright
  • Basil Seed Soil Preference: Well-drained and moist
  • Basil Plant Temperature Preference: Warm; the longer the season, the better
  • Basil Herb Light Preference: Full sun
  • Italian Large Leaf Color: Green, ranging from pale to dark
  • Flavor: Sweet anise flavor, the most popular of basil varieties

Italian Large Leaf Basil Growing Habits

Basil Italian Large Leaf (Ocimum Basilicum), is an annual seed that does best in growing zones 4-10. Sow 6-8 weeks before the last frost in spring. Keep the soil moist and around 70 degrees. You should see seedlings emerge 7-14 days after planting your seeds. As soon as seedlings appear make sure and give the plants plenty of sunlight. Keep them on a windowsill if possible, or under fluorescent grow lights during the day.

Italian Large Leaf Basil Uses

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

Italian Large Leaf Basil is fragrant and flavorful, growing extra-large leaves that are a staple ingredient of the culinary world. Whether you are using this for Pesto, Spaghetti sauce, or simply as a companion for your tomato plants (basil is a superb pest repellent), it is one of the best herbs for big satisfying harvests all summer long. Basil Italian Large Leaf loves hot weather and lots of sunshine, but it needs consistently moist, rich soil.

  • Seeds Per Package:
    • 1 g - Approximately 250 Seeds
    • 1 oz - Approximately 17,000 Seeds
    • 4 oz - Approximately 68,000 Seeds
    • 1 lb - Approximately 272,000 Seeds
    • 5 lb - Approximately 1,360,000‬ Seeds
    • 25 lb - Approximately 6,800,000‬ Seeds
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