Ocimum basilicum crispum
This variety originated in Japan. The large (3 to 5 inch) leaves are light, bright green. The flavor and fragrance are wonderful. The large leaves make it easy to pick and great to use as flavorful wrappers stuffed with different mixtures. 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.