Basil Italian Sweet Large Leaf
Italian Sweet Large Leaf Basil is fragrant and flavorful with extra-large leaves. This is a Genovese basil, rich in oils and so aromatic you will smell it long before you see it in the garden! Large-Leaf Italian basil is regarded as the essential variety for true Neapolitan cuisine, especially pesto. And in the garden, basil works to repel aphids, mites, and hornworms.
The dark green, shiny leaves grow up to 3 inches long on a tall, erect plant that is slow to bolt. Small terminal bunches of pink flowers will bud out in summer; pinch the new buds away if you want to harvest more of the leaves!
Starter Plugs: From Seed
Location: Full Sun/Part Shade
Color: Dark Green shiny foliage, Pink flowers
• Your plug plant order will take approximately 12-14 weeks to grow, from seed or cutting to rooted plug plant. YOU ORDER --> WE PLANT --> WAIT 12-14 WEEKS TO GROW --> WE SHIP TO YOU!
• Plug Plant availability is subject to change depending on availability of seeds/cuttings at the time of your order.
• Photo is of plant in Full Bloom. We sell starter Plant Plugs which are small plants with an establishing root system. All plugs should be transplanted to appropriate pots to establish roots before being planted in the ground. Additional information for growing plants in your area can be searched on the internet.