This classic large-leaved Italian sweet basil is prized for its flavor and aroma and is a considered a top pick for pesto and traditional Italian dishes. Fragrant plants grow 18-24 inches tall and produce a densely branched canopy when trimmed regularly. Basil is very sensitive to frost, but the leaves can be chopped and frozen in olive oil for winter use.
Where to plant :: Plant basil in an area with full sun and moist, fertile soil.
When to start inside :: Start seeds indoors 4-6 weeks before your last frost date.
When to sow outside :: Transplant basil in the garden after the last chance of frost has passed.
:: Packed for 2019
:: 68 days to maturity