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Basil Perennial
Ocimum Gratissimum
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This perennial Basil variety is an excellent addition to your edible garden, offering year round access to fresh flavour. It is a larger growing variety than other basils, with woodier stems, it has large, aromatic green leaves, and small purple-white flowers that are highly attractive to bees. Ideal planted in a warm location either in herb gardens or pots and containers, it is tolerant of light frosts but is still best kept protected through winter. The flavour is similar to Sweet Basil, with an added spice, and the leaves are best used in dishes paired with tomatoes and garlic.

Size — 200mm
Growth Width — 50cm
Growth Height — 50cm
Frost Tolerant
Light Requirements — Full sun
Soil Requirements — Well drained soil
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Planting Advice

Incorporate planting compost such as Active 8, 50:50 with existing soil at time of planting, and water with Harvest once a week for the first 6 weeks. Keep well mulched.

Watering needs

Water deeply until established for the first 6 to 8 weeks.

Pruning Advice

Lightly prune regularly in the warmer months to maintain shape and size.

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