Sweet Basil

Description

Extremely aromatic soft mid green leaves make this the most popular Basil of all. The summer salad must. Pinch out the flowers to maintain bushy leafy growth. Very frost tender. Basil plants are gross feeders and need plenty of organic fertilizer.

Culinary use:

Use fresh leaves and flowers with:
• Avocado, Aubergines, Beans, Cabbage, Peppers, Salads, Tomatoes, Onion, Squash, Potato, Cucumber,
• Beef, Chicken, Fish, Lamb, Pork, Liver, Shellfish, Veal, Sausage,
• Cheese, Eggs, Omelets, Soufflés, Scrambled and Creamed eggs, Corn bread, Muffins, Stuffing,
• Asian dishes, Italian dishes, Mediterranean dishes,
• Salad dressings, Sauces, Pesto, Oils, Vinegars, Garnishing, Butters, Soups,
• Seeds soaked in water make a refreshing drink.

Additional information

Height

up to 1.5m, Spread, up to 1m

Cultivation

Full sun, well drained, composted soil

Harvesting

Pick fresh leaves during the growing season, Remove the flower heads regularly to encourage leaf growth and a more compact, bushy plant.

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