Sweet Basil, organic seeds

Eco Heirloom variety

Information

Is often grown in pots and urns or as border- and bed plant in Greece. The plants are shaped like balls and are uniform and very compact with small leaves but with a potent and aromatic taste of basil, ab. 20 cm tall. Greek basil cannot handle really bad weather as well as the common basil if growing in plots. There are, however, no problems at all with this decorative little variant of basil during normal summers. A portion contains about 400 seeds.


 

Product number:K170
Scientific name:Ocimum basilicum
Botanic family:The Mint Family - Lamiaceae
Organic:Yes
Lifespan:Annual
F1 Hybrid:No
New variety:No
Sowing time:Pre-cultivate: March–July
Sowing depth:0,2 cm
Plant spacing:0,2 cm
Row spacing:25 cm
Germination time:5–15 days
Height:20 cm
Plant location:Sun–Half shade
Harvest/blooming:June–September
Seeds/g:700 seeds
Other:Light germinating
Heirloom variety:Yes

Cultivation advice

Sowing

Sow very shallowly indoors 6 weeks before setting out at 25 cm of mutual distance when the risk of frost is over and the soil has warmed up.

Spacing

Keep 25 cm between plants and 30 cm between rows. 

Harvest

Harvest through the season, either leaf by leaf of by cutting down the entire plant one or a few times throughout the season. 

Seed

700 seeds/g.
A portion contains about 400 seeds.