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Basil Greek Herb Plant

Basil Greek Herb Plant

2.50

Greek Basil
Ocimum basilicum Minimum Greek

Tender Annual. Ht 25cm. Smallest leaves, white flowers, good flavour. A very popular variety due to its flavour and scent. Similar to Sweet and Bush Basils but with the smallest leaf. Very compact form. Likes full sunshine.
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Basil Sweet Herb Plants

Basil Sweet Herb Plants

2.50

Sweet Basil
Ocimum basilicum Genovese

Tender Annual. Ht 45cm. Green leaves, strong scent, most popular basil. The most widely recognised and used Basil. A bushy plant with ovate, glossy bright green leaves, this annual has a tall and uniform habit. Genovese Basil has a strong flavour and aroma and is a favourite amongst Basils. Best if not allowed to flower, so keep picking and using. Plant in full sun in a well drained site.


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Coriander Herb Plants

Coriander Herb Plants

2.50

Coriander
Coriandrum sativum

Annual. Ht 45cm. Green, scented, finely cut leaves, white flowers.
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Basil Herb Plants

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Ocimum Basilicum

A definite in the top 10! We are asked for this all year round but as it’s a very tender annual we only grow it when natural conditions allow it to flourish in this country. I guess you get used to seeing it in the Supermarkets whatever the season, but, as it needs lots of heat and light and we don’t believe in providing that artificially, we wait for the real sunshine that allows the flavour to develop into that familiar and exceptional taste that combines so well with tomatoes.

Sweet Basil is still the most popular and the one that everyone recognises but there are many other varieties; some with a hint of lemon, lime or cinnamon, others with purple or curly leaves or a combination of the two! Then there’s Holy and Thai to make your decision even more difficult! Greek Basil with miniature leaves but retaining the same flavour, Bush Basil somewhere between the size of Sweet and Greek or Napolitano, also called lettuce leaved - there are lots to choose from!

What is common throughout is their love of warm sunshine and their need to be watered early in the day, preferably from underneath to allow the stems to be dry at night. A rich, free draining growing medium is best to prevent the stems from rotting; something they are prone to if allowed to stand wet - especially when the temperature drops at night.


Basil Herb Plant Varieties List

Click here or on the photo above to list the Basil Herb Plant varieties available from our nursery.

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Basil Herb Plants