Italian Large Leaf Basil
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Herb Description: Chefs in Italy regard this variety of sweet, Genovese-type basil as the essential type of basil for their traditional cuisine. Oil of basil is often used in treatments for depression, anxiety, common colds, sore throats, or insect bites and stings. Medicinal doses of basil are unsafe for pregnant women, though culinary use is fine.
Days to Maturity: 140
Herb Height: 18” to 36”
Herb Spacing: 6 in to 12 in
Herb Planting: Sow seeds indoors before last frost, or direct sow seeds outside after last frost. Plant seeds just under soil surface, and water.