mint family Ocimum basilicum

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Opal (annual) Basil

This aromatic, culinary herb has decorative red leaves. Its fragrance and taste bring fine Italian dining to mind. It is especially suitable for Italian salad dressing, but also makes a great pesto.

Sow from mid-April into trays in a warm place. Transfer to a larger space at 5 ✕ 5 cm spacing. Transplant out into the field at a distance of 30 ✕ 30 cm. Beware of snails! Sow into pots for balcony gardens. Harvest the young shoots continuously. Protection from frost is required. Excellent and required for Italian cuisine.

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Sowing quantity 5 - 6 g/Are

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3.95 CHF
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