Heirloom and Open-pollinated seeds

Anise Basil


Ocimum basilicum

Min Qty: 1 g

Description: A native of Persia and India, this variety makes an 18" tall, showy bushy addition to any garden. Used in certain Mediterranean, Thai and Vietnamese cuisines.

Planting Instructions: 72 days. Start seeds indoors 6 weeks before the last frost. Transplant seedlings into well-drained soil 10-12" apart after danger of frost has passed in a location that will provide a minimum of 6-8 hours of sunlight daily. Direct plant seeds 1/4" deep after the last frost date, the soil should be at least 70F/21C. Gets along well with tomatoes. Great for container gardening. Harvest frequently to encourage more growth and larger overall yields. Pinch directly above where a pair of leaves are growing; two stems will result. Pinch any flowers.