Basil Sweet Italian – Item #662


A traditional herb garden favorite with large, rounded leaves and distinctive flavor. The perfect companion to home grown tomatoes! Grows well in containers if kept watered. Will grow rapidly as weather grows warmer.

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Additional information

Weight 5 g
Dimensions 0.25 × 4 × 4.875 in

Planting & Harvesting

Seed Depth: 1/4″ (6mm)

Plant Space: 18″ (46cm)

Row Space: 24″ (61cm)

Sprouts In: 7-21 days

Plant in a warm, sunny location with rich, moist soil in late spring. Basil loves heat and does not begin vigorous growth until night and day temperatures have warmed. Start indoors four weeks before last spring frost date.

Cut individual leaves at any time as needed for fresh use. Trim back entire plant to 4″ when it begins flowering. Dry or freeze for later use.

Additional Information

Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum

Matures In: 90 days

Type:  annual