Magical Michael Basil Seeds - (Ocimum basilicum)

$3.35

Magical Michael Basil

An Incredible fragrance from a compact, ornamental bush making this basil a bee magnet.

Lush aromatic, green leaves are rich in essential oils for cooking with lots of cream-white blossoms. Young leaves are great for cooking and the small flowers are attractive for use as a garnish, adding color to any salad since the calices are purple and corollas white.

History

In Italy, a pot of basil is a sign of love; in France it is called herbe royale – the royal herb.  Linked irrevocably with Italy and the Mediterranean, basil originated in India and was brought over the spice routes in ancient times.

Uses

The peak flavor experience is fresh from the garden and used soon after, though it retains its unique flavors and aromas well when made into pesto and frozen. Drying is a last resort, as it loses most of the aromatic oils. But we have found that basil dried from your garden is so much more flavorful than commercial dried basil.

Growing Tip

When basil starts to flower, it will stop growing leaves – so pinch the flower heads off to encourage new leaf growth.

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Full Description

Magical Michael Basil

An Incredible fragrance from a compact, ornamental bush making this basil a bee magnet.

Lush aromatic, green leaves are rich in essential oils for cooking with lots of cream-white blossoms. Young leaves are great for cooking and the small flowers are attractive for use as a garnish, adding color to any salad since the calices are purple and corollas white.

History

In Italy, a pot of basil is a sign of love; in France it is called herbe royale – the royal herb.  Linked irrevocably with Italy and the Mediterranean, basil originated in India and was brought over the spice routes in ancient times.

Uses

The peak flavor experience is fresh from the garden and used soon after, though it retains its unique flavors and aromas well when made into pesto and frozen. Drying is a last resort, as it loses most of the aromatic oils. But we have found that basil dried from your garden is so much more flavorful than commercial dried basil.

Growing Tip

When basil starts to flower, it will stop growing leaves – so pinch the flower heads off to encourage new leaf growth.

Learn More
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Seed Count: Approx 50 seeds per pack Type: Annual Days to Germination: 7-14 days @ 70-85F Plant Spacing: 8-12" Light Preference: Full sun Soil Requirements: Well drained, warm
SKU: H1006

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