Basil, Italian Large Leaf
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.
Recommended by the Following State Universities or Ag Extension Offices as a variety that performs well for their region. AL,GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN
Basil can be easy to grow and preserve for later use. It even has companion plantings. Learn how to use it in many delicious recipes. All in this little book for $3.99
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!