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Basil, Opal (annual)

Ocimum basilicum

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.

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Portion 1 g
Product number AB-4081-00 AB-4081-01
Content in grams 0.18 1.00
Content in seeds 111.00 617.00
Content in m2 10.00 55.53
Family Lamiaceae
Seed need (g/Are) 5-6g
Thousand-seeds weight (TKW) 1.6 grams
Seeds per gram 617.2
Growing instructions

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.

Growing calendar
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Sowing quantity 5 - 6 g/Are
30 cm
Planting distance
30 x 30 cm
Sowing depth
0 cm
Germination duration
14 days
Fertilization need
Water need
Soil Type
All soil types
Suited for balcony gardening