An 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.
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.