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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 2–3" 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.

Aromatto Basil Herb

Herb Basil Aromatto 500 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.

Asian Basil Herb

Herb Basil Asian Cinnamon 500 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.

Asian Sweet Thai Basil

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.

Eleonora Basil

Herb Basil Genovese Eleonora 500 Non-GMO, Open Pollinated Seeds


Eleonora Basil has slightly cupped to flat, three inch leaves with a somewhat spicier flavor than traditional pesto types. The leaf shape and more open habit make this variety less susceptible to basil downy mildew pressure than typical pesto types. Crop environment should still be managed to reduce conditions favorable to this disease.  Harvest in about 65 days.

Genovese Basil

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. Ht. 24-30 inches.  Harvest in about 68 days.

Mrs. Burns' Lemon Basil

Herb Basil Mrs. Burns' 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.

Pesto Italian Large Leaf Basil

Pesto Italian Large Leaf Basil 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.

Red Rubin Basil

Red Rubin Basil 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 18-24 inches high.  Harvest in about 76 days. 

Siam Queen Basil

Siam Queen Basil 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.

Spicy Bush Basil

Spicy Bush Basil 500 Non-GMO, Open Pollinated Seeds


Spicy Bush Basil is a small, dome-shaped plant with tiny leaves. Spicy, sweet basil flavor packed into 1" 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.

Tulsi Holy Basil

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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