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This page gives instructions on how to buy basil herb seeds from David's Garden Seeds. One of our most popular herbs, basil is indispensable to the market garden and the home herb garden. We offer a line of basil varieties featuring diverse flavors, colors, and disease-resistance packages. We now also carry several new downy mildew-resistant basil varieties that offer a stronger level of resistance than the first-generation varieties.
Herb Basil Amethyst Improved 200 Non-GMO, Open Pollinated Seeds
Amethyst is the only purple Genovese type basil. Large 2 to 3 inch wide, turned-down leaves. This stunning basil is nearly black in color.
Edible Flowers: Use the flowers in any recipe that calls for basil, or to garnish drinks, salads, soups, pasta, and desserts. Flavor is of intense basil. Harvest in about 74 days.
Herb Basil Aromatto 200 Non-GMO, Open Pollinated Seeds
Add color and scent to your bouquets with basil. Aromatto has sturdy, purple stems, dark purple flower bracts, and purple-green bicolor foliage. Use as a filler, accent, or edible flower. Scent is similar to Cinnamon basil. Spicy flavor. Sweeter-tasting than Genovese basils. Edible Flowers: Use in any recipe that calls for basil, or to garnish drinks, salads, soups, pasta, and desserts. Harvest in about 75 to 80 days.
Herb Basil Asian Cinnamon 200 Non-GMO, Heirloom Seeds
Sweet cinnamon aroma. Tall, fast-growing plants have distinctive violet stems, veining, and flower bracts with lavender blooms and 2 inch long leaves. Beautiful in casual flower bouquets. Harvest in about 65 days.
Herb Basil Asian Sweet Thai 200 Non-GMO, Heirloom Seeds
Asian Sweet Thai Basil has an authentic Thai flavor. Try it as a flavorful garnish for sweet dishes. Green, two inch long leaves have a spicy, anise-clove flavor. Attractive purple stems and blooms. Called "Horapha" in its mother country, "Hun Que" in Vietnam. It will grow from 12 to 18 inches in height. This basil plant will also re-seed itself. Organically grown seeds. Harvest in about 64 days.
Herb Basil Dark Opal 200 Non-GMO, Open Pollinated Seeds
Fast-growing red basil. Slightly ruffled plants are mostly purple, with 10% variegated or all green for a great color combo. Leaves average 1 and 1/2 to 3 inches at full size. Red leaves and purple flowers make attractive garnishes and cut flowers. AAS winner. Grows to a height of 16 to 18 inches.
Health benefits: Anti-Inflammatory. Since the oils
in basil are, it is best to add the herb near the end of the cooking
process, so it will retain its maximum essence and flavor. Harvest in 70 days.
Herb Basil Genovese 200 Non-GMO, Open Pollinated Seeds
Genovese Basil is the classic Italian variety. It has an authentic flavor and appearance and is tall and relatively slow to bolt with large, dark green leaves about 3 inches long. Grows to a height of 24 to 30 inches. Harvest in about 68 days.
Herb Basil Lemon 500 Non-GMO, Heirloom Seeds
Mrs. Burns' Lemon Basil is a sweet, tangy lemon basil. Very bright green, two and a 1/2" long leaves with white blooms make this basil both attractive and intensely flavorful. It grows to a height of 20 to 24 inches. Great as a cut flower. Harvest in about 60 days.
Herb Basil Pesto Everleaf 50 Non-GMO, Open Pollinated Seeds
Productive, compact, and slow bolting. Intermediate resistance to
Fusarium and low-level resistance to downy mildew. 2 to 3 inch long, glossy and
cupped leaves with classic Genovese basil aroma. Best for live plant or
pot production and leaf/tip harvest. This very compact plant, with
short spaces between leaves and branches, produces high yields of leaves
and leaf tips. Harvesting for bunches is not recommended; extremely
dense plants and short inter-nodes make bunching difficult. Recommended
seeding rate for containers. Harvest in 75 days.
Herb Basil Pesto Italian Large Leaf 200 Non-GMO, Heirloom Seeds
Pesto Italian Large Leaf Basil is a classic large leaf type. This is a large plant with medium-dark green leaves up to four inches long. Compared to Genovese, the scent and taste are sweeter. This variety grows from 24 inches up to 30 inches. Harvest in about 78 days.
Herb Basil Pesto Italian Newton 200 Non-GMO, Heirloom Seeds
Fusarium-resistant Italian large-leaf with improved flavor. Consistently
produces a classic basil flavor (without the strong notes of anise
typically found in basil of this type). Uniform plants.
Leaves up to 4" long. Intermediate resistance to Fusarium wilt. Grows to
a height of 24 to 30 inches. Harvest in 77 days.
Herb Basil Red Rubin 500 Non-GMO, Organic Seeds
Red Rubin Basil is a dark, purple, Italian Large Leaf type with high yields and great flavor. Its flat, three inch long leaves stand out horizontally, and are a copper-tinged
purple color. This basil grows to be from 18 to 24 inches high. Harvest in about 76 days.
Herb Basil Siam Queen 200 Non-GMO, Open Pollinated Seeds
A well branched, erect, sweet Thai basil, Siam Queen reaches 30-40" in height. Sweet and spicy fresh leaves exude an anise overtone, while the dried leaves have a licorice basil aroma. The 3 to 4" leaves are much larger than standard basil. The compact inflorescence on top of the bright green plant make it ideal for ornamental gardens and patio container. Harvest in about 70 days.
Herb Basil Spicy Bush 200 Non-GMO, Open Pollinated Seeds
Spicy Bush Basil is a small, dome-shaped plant with tiny leaves. Spicy, sweet basil flavor
packed into 1 inch long leaves. Decorative plants can be grown in pots or
used in garden beds. This basil bush grows from eight to fourteen inches high. Harvest in about 70 days.
Herb Basil Tulsi Holy Kapoor Sacred 100 Non-GMO, Organic Seeds
Tulsi Holy Basil is a compact but very full, attractive plant with mild spicy aroma, hints of sweetness, and a mild spice flavor. Faster
growing than green holy basil, its purple flowers also make it a
nice beneficial and/or ornamental plant. For teas, culinary, and medicinal
use. Also known as "Spice Basil" and often referred to as Ocimum sanctum, although sanctum is not botanically correct. Harvest in about 78 days. Great in containers and will self-seed.
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All of the variety information on the David's Garden Seeds® website, including the days to
maturity, color and size are based on data from tests done at specific
locations. Many factors, including geographic location, daytime and
nighttime temperatures, the availability of plant nutrients, many unknown climate factors and insects/pest interact to determine a variety's
performance. For information on which varieties will perform best in
your area, we recommend that you contact your local county extension agent or a Master Gardener.
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hope they will pass this passion down to their children and
grandchildren, teaching them to grow delicious food, fresh herbs and