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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Mammoth basil is a lettuce leaf basil, has leaves that can stretch out as long as your hand. If you are a basil fan, this the Granddaddy of the basil family. Featuring large, dark green, luscious, leaves, a chefs dream herb. Direct sow after last frost in late May, or start indoors. Basil does well on a kitchen windowsill in a warm sunny location. Germination- 5-14 days in temperatures around 70°.
Plants can reach 18" in height.
Basil does best when flowers are trimmed off. To harvest cut the stem approximately 1/3 down the branches. Mammoth basil has such an amazing aroma and is so versatile. Uses go way beyond pesto, try it in sandwiches, salads, dressings, marinades, on pizza, and don't forget soups! This basil will not disappoint.