Prairie Blossom

Basil 'Italian'

NOTE: Currently plants are only available for local pickup
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Basil 'Sweet Italian'

Ocimum basilicum

Used to flavor soups, stews, tomato dishes, meat, game, fish, egg dishes, herb butters, and herb-vinegars.

Perhaps the most popular and widely used culinary herb. It is a tender annual, aromatic plant with a spicy odor and flavor. Foliage color can range from green to purple. Foliage size can vary from large lettuce-like leaves to very small leaves, half-inch in size.

  • Basil picked for use in the kitchen is best held in a glass of water at room temperature.
  • Height: 12-18 inches
  • Spacing: 18 inches