Anise Basil (Ocimum basilicum)
This aromatic basil with deep purple flowers has a sweet anise fragrance and delicate black licorice flavor - delicious with seafood, tomatoes, eggplant, and salads. Valued for its medicinal properties, beloved by pollinators, and repellant to pests in your vegetable garden.
- 100 seeds minimum
- Germination: 7-10 days
- Maturity: 90-120 days
- Direct sow in full sun 1/4” deep after last frost or start indoors 5-6 weeks prior to last frost. Harden off seedlings before transplanting.
- Basil prefers well-drained soil.
- Space plants 8” apart; space rows 18-24” apart.