Basil Italiano Classico - Non GMO
Annual, ornamental, highly aromatic herbaceous plant, used for culinary and decorative purposes.
Plant reaches 12-24in (30-45cm) tall and sets meaty, deep green colour aromatic leaves and lovely white flowers.
Contains sweet, beautifully scented, warm flavour, which adds a lovely flavourful touch to pizzas, pastas, egg dishes, meat dishes, sandwiches etc.
Can be used fresh, dried or frozen. Very fast and easy growing, maturing in 2-3 months after planting.
Makes wonderful container plants, are great companions with tomatoes.
Can be grown indoors or outdoors.
Scientific Name: Ocimum basilicum L.
HOW TO GROW
Soil: light fertile, rich in organic matter soil.
Sowing depth: 1/4in (0.6cm) deep. Optimum soil temp. is 70F (+21C) for the best growth.
Spacing: 10-12in (25-30cm) apart.
Light: Full sun.
Watering: regular to keep the soil moist but not wet.
Fertilizing: Apply a balanced fertilizer every two weeks during the growing season.
Pinch out the flower heads as soon as they appear to make sure the leaves will continue growing.