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Everleaf Emerald Towers Basil

Tidy plants have a stately columnar habit and offer extensive season-long harvests of traditional Genovese flavored dark green, glossy leaves; flowers are delayed up to 10 weeks later than standard basils. Upright, plants can reach 36” when grown in containers, in-ground, or hydroponics plantings. We set out transplants the first week of June and now it is the 1st of September and they still have not flowered.   Resistance to downy mildew and fusarium. 

 50 seeds



Ocimum basilicum


Germination:  5-10 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 65-80ºF.

Seed Planting Depth:  Lightly cover

Sowing Indoors:  Start indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost. Provide 65-75ºF soil temperatures. Transplant after last frost, 6-12" apart. 

Sowing Outdoors: After the last frost when the soil temperature reaches 65-70ºF. Sow a few seeds every 6-8" for full-sized plants. 

Light Needs: Full Sun 

Soil Needs:  Fertile, moist soil

Uses:  Culinary, medicinal, attracts bees and beneficials.

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Hydroponics Success

Okay you win Pinetree! I set up a PVC flow system this year on my deck and had the bottom row ear marked for pesto basil (Masterblend, water changed bi weekly, pH adjusted daily, pump constant). Enter Emerald Towers. I branched it early a couple times and ended up with too much pesto in the freezer before the plants ever thought about flowering even after weeks of 90 degree heat this year in CT. The leaves are thicker than some varieties and the flavor isn't as intense as others I've had but in terms of availability and stability this is the best I've seen yet. In dirt or otherwise.

Janet E.
United States United States
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Beautiful plants did not bolt or lose color

This was beautiful basil that stayed bright green and did not flower so far and it is late August. Flavor was excellent. I will make this my go to basil from now on.

Courtney K.
United States United States
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I have finally found my favorite!

I’ve grown many varieties of basil for many years in many ways, but I’ve always had the same problem. Later in the season they become pale and leathery and taste bitter and medicinal, even when I pinch off flower buds. This variety, in contrast, is still vibrant green with dense, soft leaves and tastes great. It is actually beautiful to look at- a little spire of basil. Next year I’m planting only this one!