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Basilico Mostruoso Basil

A great Italian Mammoth-leaf basil, with very large, blistering leaves and a strong licorice-like flavor. Plants grow over a foot tall, forming a dense bush with 3"x 4" bright green leaves. Besides being able to make a lot of pesto at once, you can also use whole leaves like you would grape leaves to wrap around a rice/vegetable stuffing, or as a garnish under large slices of tomato. Also quite suitable for drying.  

100 seeds

 Basilico Mostruoso Basil


Ocimum basilicum


Germination:  5-10 days

Seed Planting Depth:  Lightly cover

Seeding Indoors/Outdoors:  Start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Provide 65-70 degrees soil temperatures.Transplant 6-12" apart. Sow outdoors in the late spring when soil warms to 70 degrees. Thin to 4-12" apart , less space apart for baby sized basil and more for mature plants.

Light Needs:  Sun 

Soil Needs: Fertile, moist soil

Uses:Culinary, medicinal, attracts bees and beneficials. 

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Sandy C.
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Best Basil Ever

I've been buying this basil for probably 20 years. It's the best!! Very large leaves and it freezes well. I freeze enough to last all winter for sauces...etc.

Lori D.
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I love this place!

I was able to find seeds (especially medicinal seeds) I couldn’t locate anywhere else. Excellent quality down to the re-sealable envelope the seeds come in. If I had the means I’d buy much more but for now I’m grateful for the ones I can pick from so many awesome choices each year! Thank you and keep up the great work!!

Pamela V.
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Monstruoso Basil is Grando

Easy, and easy to access old orders for reference.

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april p.
United States
I recommend this product
Great scent

This is a large leaf wrinkly basil with a strong scent! Makes great pesto. My first choice to plant among the tomatoes