Herbs: Basils


Also a soft herb, but we have so many varieties, the basils got their very own product. Explore the different flavors.


Use the dropdown menu to choose:

Sweet Basil - Genovese is a variety of sweet basil that originated in Italy. This specialized European strain has less of a tendency to become bitter after long, slow periods of cooking. It makes the best Pesto and is a heavy producer. 


Purple Ruffles - offers a mild basil flavor, that is sweet and offers spice-like notes reminiscent of cinnamon and licorice.


Thai - Green, 2" long leaves have a spicy, anise-clove flavor. Attractive purple stems and blooms. Called "Horapha" in its mother country, "Hun Que" in Vietnam. Height is 16-20". Does well as a late season Basil in Colorado. 


Piccolino - Neat, uniform plants perfect for pots and garden beds. 1/2" long leaves. Genuine spicy-sweet, Greek basil flavor. Attractive boxwood-like, mounded  or domed appearance. Small, flavorful leaves make convenient garnishes and are easily pinched from the plant or stem and sprinkled over dishes. Height 6-8"


Green Kapoor "Tulsi Basil" - Mild Spicy Aroma with hints of coffee and notes of chocolate. Compact, but very full attractive plants.


Cardinal - Thai basil with larger leaves. Edible ornamental with showy flowers. Very uniform, upright habit. Flat, 2-3" long leaves that are larger than typical Thai types; purple stems and dark, purple-red flower bracts. Cinnamon/clove flavor with hints of anise. Slower growing and slow to bolt.


Mrs. Burn's Lemon - Sweet and tangy lemon basil. Very bright green, 2 1/2" long leaves with white blooms make this basil both attractive and intensely  flavorful.


One Seedling in a 2.5" pot.


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