Beautiful & delicious arrangement of Genovese, Lemon, Cinnamon, Purple & Thai Basils. The diversity of basil is a good example of how food culture has influenced backyard plant breeding. Pesto is a regional dish from Genoa, Italy. Genoese gardeners selected basil for qualities they felt made the best pesto- especially the ability to pestare, or to pound the leaves. Thai basils on the other hand, we’re bred for their strong, rich aromas that did not diminish during stir frying. Find a purpose for every basil in this mix, which includes Lemon, Lime, Corsican and Genovese Basil. Certified organic. Non-GMO, open pollinated seeds. Seed count: 250. Artist: Wendy Hollander
Growing: Direct sow after frost, or start indoors up to 1 month before last frost date. To have fresh basil the whole season, start in succession at 1 month intervals. Pinch off tallest growth in order to keep basil from flowering; flavor becomes too strong once in bloom. Good for garden or container plantings.
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