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Ocimum basilicum 'Classico'
Sweet Basil 'Classico'

Ocimum basilicum 'Classico' Sweet Basil 'Classico'
£2.99 0820006406 Category: Seeds > Herb Seeds
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Ocimum basilicum Swet Basil 'Classico' is the most popular type, essential for authentic Italian cuisine with strong scent and flavour; an easy growing herb for the windowsill or outdoors.

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Botanical name Ocimum basilicum
Common name Sweet Basil 'Classico'
Drought resistance N
Flower colour Green
Flowering time Summer
Foliage Deciduous
Foliage colour Green
Fragrance Y
Habit Bushy
Plant type Herb Seeds
Season of interest Summer, Autumn
Time to maturity 1 - 2 years
Ultimate height 0.1m - 0.5m
Ultimate spread 0.1m - 0.5m
Useful/additional information Sow basil seed from February to June, or sow throughout the year for indoor cultivation out of season. Sow seed on the surface of free draining seed compost and cover with a light sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Place in a propagator at a temperature of 15-25C (59-77F) or seal the container inside a polythene bag until after germination, which takes 14-21 days. Keep the compost slightly dry at all times, watering very lightly as seedlings emerge. When they are large enough to handle, transplant seedlings into 7.5cm (3in) pots and grow basil plants on in cooler conditions.

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