Basil

Basil

Basil comes in hundreds of different shapes, sizes and flavors. The most common herb found in the home garden. Basil can be used in several dishes in home cuisine. Try growing several varieties and testing different flavors with different meals. Basil can easily be grown in the kitchen window, containers or in the home garden.

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How to Grow Basil

The Pistou Basil is a very petite variety with an excellent spicy taste that is delicious as a garnish or made into a sauce. This basil variety produces uniform mid-size, dense green leaves, perfect for growing in small pots. This small, compact plant has a nice, beautiful round body.

The Spicy Bush Basil is a very bushy basil variety that produces tiny, bright green leaves that have a big spicy, sweet punch! This variety's small green plants resemble compact boxwood bushes with a beautiful round top.

The Dark Opal Basil is a unique, wonderfully delicious tasting, purple colored basil that is popular for micro green production! These mostly purple plants, with 20% variegated or green plants, make for a beautiful color combo. The Dark Opal's leaves average at 1 1/2-3" at full size.

The Genovese Basil is an old popular heirloom basil variety that has a very strong tangy scent that is favored by many chefs. The 2" long dark green leaves of the Genovese basil are slow to bolt.

The Lettuce Leaf Basil has very large, hand sized, creased leaves that resembles a lettuce leaf, but has a great traditional basil flavor! This great production basil variety is favored among farmers and people who like a lot of basil due to its yields produces lots of foliage.

The Siam Queen Basil is a newer variety of basil that is perfect for adding into any Thai cuisine, especially fish and beef dishes! This variety's young shoots are perfect for a continual harvest throughout the whole season.

The Purple Ruffles Basil is a large, heavily ruffled and fringed dark purple leaf variety with beautiful pink-purple flowers. This All-American Selections winner basil is the perfect pop of color for herb gardens or a flower border. This basil produces a sweet fragrance and flavor that is wonderful as a garnish in salads, soups, pasta or drinks.

The Valentino Basil is a tasty and fragrant, large leaf basil variety that is perfect for adding into sauces and dressings. This basil plant can reach 15" inches high and 10" inches wide.

The Culinary Blend is the perfect basil blend for a kitchen herb garden, as it offers both sweet and savory types of basil. This delicious blend contains: Genovese, Corsican, Lemon and Lime basil. Enjoy this mix for drying, freezing or using fresh!

The Green Ruffles Basil produces large serrated, cut and ruffled dark green leaves that have a great tangy and rich flavor! This basil variety is popular for its culinary uses and is excellent for many tomato based dishes.

The Thai Basil is a highly ornamental and fragrant variety that produces deep green leaves with beautiful purple stems and blossoms. This variety has a distinctive flavor combination of cloves and mint with a delicate sweetness. You can use both its leaves and flowers in recipes as well as a garnish.

The Large Leaf Basil gives off a delicious tangy aroma and flavor that is excellent for fresh pesto! This plant variety will grow to be 24-30 inches tall. This fragrant heirloom basil is heat-loving and thrives in full sun. The Large Leaf's shiny dark green leaves can grow up to 4 inches long and is perfect for a home garden or in a windowsill container! Certified Organic. Learn more about our organic seeds.