Basil, Sweet


140 in stock

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Sweet Basil has a tender sweet flavor great for mildly flavoring dishes.

140 in stock

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Sweet Basil is a full-sun annual basil with a tender sweet flavor great for mildly flavoring dishes.

Suggested Planting Requirements: Basil enjoys rich, light well-drained soil. Because of the heavy development of leaves, fertilizing is important and can be done organically with compost or manure. Keeping basil evenly moist will prevent bolting. You may add mulch to keep moisture levels even.

Growing Recommendations: This annual must be grown in full sun during spring and fall. Southern California growers may grow basil year-round in frost-free areas. For cooler areas, place basil in the warmest part of the yard. In hot climates, place in a cooler area that gets near-to-full sun.

Harvesting & Storing: Flavor in basil is at its best before it flowers, but you can still harvest well into the blooming period. Continuously removing flowers as they appear will extend the plant’s life and flavor.

Once the plant has gone to flower, don’t waste the opportunity to feed the pollinators! Flowering herbs can be a great addition to your pollinator or butterfly garden. Beneficial insects will enjoy the blooms!


Soil Temperature:65-85°F
Planting Depth:1/4″
Days to Germination:7-10
Days to Maturity:45-55+
Height at Maturity:3’
Lighting Requirements:Full Sun


Ocimum basilicum

Package Weight: .25 gram

Approximate seed count per pack: 250 

Sows about a 25′ bed taking into account thinning.

The approximate seed count per gram is 600-650  seeds.


Additional information


Packet, 1 ounce, 14 grams

1 review for Basil, Sweet

  1. Hayley carmody (verified owner)

    Great taste, fast germination, grows great. All around solid basil!

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