Every seed came up, they're about 3' tall with a sturdy stem. Waiting until mid March to put out in the southern (Ga) garden. Will be licking my lips watching them flower and fruit. I like these as an addition to a traditional red tomato salad.
I had 40 mph winds my greenhouse fell over and was so surprised the seeds survived two days in the cold under soil and are still growing. The roots were in tact so i transplanted them, they are doing just fine. 10 stars
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Organic Basil, Italian Large Leaf
Organic Basil,Italian Large Leaf (47 days)
Large leaf is a Genovese-type basil that grows 18 to 24 inches high and 2' wide. Giant shiny green leaves full of heady aroma that just make your mouth water. This is a favorite of many gardeners because when cooking you need only a few leaves to add that distinctively yummy flavor to your dish. For the same reason it makes loads of basil pesto with just a few plants.
TIP With any basil, to keep the leaves coming pinch back the blooms to create a more bushy plant loaded with leaves. You will notice when you pinch one flowering bud, two branches will come back in its place. My grandmother taught me to do this with tomatoes to keep them from getting leggy and to increase branches. More branches more tomatoes!