Italian Large Leaf Basil. Large plant with medium-dark green leaves up to 4″ long. Compared to Genovese, the scent and taste are sweeter. Great for pesto.
**** Grow in outdoors or indoors with daytime temps 70°F or more and night temps above 50°F. ***
Begin light harvesting after plants have become established. It is best done in the early morning when the temperature is cooler and the leaves are less likely to wilt. A full harvest should be completed just before the plants start to flower. Cut the entire plant 4-6″ above the ground to promote a second growth. Leaves are easily bruised when picking, so handle carefully. Do not store at a temperature less than 50°F.
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Ocimum basilicum