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One of our favorites! The large and flavorful leaves are great in pestos and salads.
The Seed Savers Exchange - A lettuce-leaf strain, this tall basil grows 24-30" and produces a steady crop of large, lush leaves, if its flowers are pinched off regularly. The basil comes from longtime Seed Savers Exchange member and advisor David Cavagnaro, who received it from Jana Muhar, who collected the seeds while living on the Greek island of Naxos. Annual.
Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors when soil is warm and temperature does not drop below 65°F. Can also be started indoors 4-6 weeks before planting out. Make successive sowings for continuous summer supplies. Pinch back flower stalks as they appear to keep plants from bolting. Prefers rich well-drained soil.
Sow indoors 8-10 weeks before planting
Germination 10-15 days
Plant 12-24" apart
Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of availability. Lettuce leaf basil is shown in the picture
Our small business is located in the Driftless Region of Southwestern Wisconsin. We'd love to help you with any of our products and offerings.
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