Our Basil selection changes from year to year as new varieties become available and we delete poor performing ones or those which are no longer popular.Basil should not be planted outdoors til all chance of frost is past and nighttime temperatures are in the 60's consistently.Plants will die and seeds will rot or not sprout if soil temperatures are not consistently in the 50's though seed will sprout the best when soil temps are in the 70's.That is usually mid to late May in this area
Basil seed that has dried on the plant and dropped into the soil from the previous summer may sprout but will revert back to one of its parent plants if it is a hybrid. If more than one Basil variety was grown in your garden last year, the seeds may have cross pollinated and you may have new odd tasting varieties.We did this one year in the Basi Bed in the Springfield Mo. Botanical Center and ended up with different Basil varieties. Some were edible; others had strange flavors.
Large frilly lettuce leaf type leaves up to 4” long. Good for mini-wraps. From Naples, Italy.
A dark purple basil
Forms a small ball.Customer favorite. Good for a formal herbal knot garden.3 left
Compact spicy basil with blooms that esemble lavender blooms.Has cinnamon,anise and vanilla overtones. Great for tea. Readily reseeds each year and can be grown for several years in a pot if taken indoors for the winter.
Genovese seed from Italy. Most requested variety of Basil.
Purple leaved version of Greek Columnar Basil. Rarely produces seed. Can be wintered over indoors.3-4'tall plants with a spicy flavor.
Compact, umbrella shaped plant with strong sweet basil flavor, popular in pots in Greece.
Green form of holy basil grown in India near temples, homes and gardens. Used in salads or other cold dishes .There are several varieties of Holy basil which vary due to the part of the world they are grown.