Clone East, Monamolin, Gorey, Ireland, Y25 H721
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Basil (Sweet Basil) Ocimum basilicum


Upright, branching, aromatic, annual or short-lived perennial, bright green, mildly aniseed flavoured leaves. Small white tubular flowers.  Helps to control a variety of garden pests.

Cultivation:    Grow in light well-drained soil in full sun. Pinch out growing tips to encourage bushy growth and avoid early flowering. Needs an average temperature of 10oC or above

Height & Spread:   30-60cm x 15-30cm

Culinary Uses:   A popular ingredient in Mediterranean salads, soups and tomato dishes. Used in herb oils, vinegars and is the main ingredient in pesto.


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Category: Product ID: 2187


Family: Lamiaceae
Plant Type: Tender, annual or short-lived perennial
Good Companion: Beans, cabbage and tomato
Bad Companion: Rue


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