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Holy Basil

Ocimum basilicum sanctum

This 2 foot plant is perennial in some climates. It is sacred to the Hindu people and is often grown around their temples. It has a warm, spicy scent of cloves. The reddish-tinted leaves are used in salads or cold dishes, but never cooked. 100 seeds.

 Holy Basil




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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Gina B.
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I recommend this product
Awesome seeds

Fast, friendly and high quality.

Ann G.
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Holy basil

A tidy, petite basil. Germination was slow, but once planted out, good growth followed.

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Planted the Holy Basil in my greenhouse and it is doing great. I will purchase it again

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Marcy S.
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Excellent as Always!

I absolutely love shopping with Pinetree Garden Seeds. I have honestly had a terrible year getting things going not because of Pinetree seeds germination (I have always had excellent success) or quality but because the covid pandemic and my own health issues dealing with MS and having a house guest 24/7 during the past 8 months. I have started not nearly enough of my seeds but they are all amazing so far! Thank you again. I hope that I can share some amazing photos as I did last year of the amazing seeds in full bloom or production. I just started Holy Basil in my greenhouse and am hoping we have a LATE summer and mild fall and late winter because I hope I have them all growing beautifully. Thanks for excellent service and great products.

Showandah T.
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Always a pleasure

Pinetree has a very good selection and good prices to go with it. These seeds arrived too late to use them this year, but I've stashed them away for 2021. Here's to all those new gardeners out there - keep it up!