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Napoletano Basil
Ocimum basilicum 'Napoletano'
Uses: Culinary/Medicinal/Beverage/Aromatic/Industrial Duration: Annual
When to Sow: Spring/Anytime Ease of Germination: Easy
Native to Naples, Italy, this variety is known for its large crinkled lettuce-like leaves that emit a sweet camphorous aroma! Also known as “bolloso”, referring to the blistered appearance of its leaves that can reach up to 4 inches long. This variety is a part of a group of sweet basils known and appreciated for their strong spicy authentic flavour. Great choice for pesto. Basil is a warm weather annual that thrives in well drained fertile soil in a full or partially shady location where it will get 6-8 hours of sun per day. Basil grows best when it is guaranteed adequate drainage which is why they do best in pots or raised beds. Ensure good air flow between plants, by adequate spacing as basil is typically susceptible to fungal molds. In order to encourage a more branched and bushy plant, prune to just above the second set of leaves after they have produced their first 6 leaves and keep pruning back to their first set when each branch reaches 6-8 leaves. Continue to pinch buds and harvest leaves regularly to encourage new leaf growth. Harvest in the morning when leaves contain the highest concentration of aromatic oils. Ht 6-12 inches.
S1268-100 Seeds $3.25/pkt
S1268-100 Bulk Seeds $7.00/10g, $40.00/100g
Currency: United States Dollar

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