Often associated with Italian cuisine, basil is native to the region surrounding the Mediterranean Sea. It is popular as a seasoning and very easy to grow. It is cultivated and used throughout the world.
Basil will flourish in your garden or in a pot on a sunny windowsill as long as it gets lots of warmth, water and sun.
Each of the Organic Basil seeds are individually listed, but if you would like to buy all five packs. For full details of each herb, please click on the plants name.
“Sweet Genovese” Ocimum basilicum .
Sweet Basil, Ocimum basilicum is the basil most commonly grown. It is a delicate herb with a bold aroma and flavour, containing about 1% essential oil which has an intense, spicy-sweet, aroma and a slight anise-like undertone
“Lime Basil” Ocimum citriodorum
This rare and tasty basil is freshly citrus scented; it is mild enough to flavour grilled fish and seafood. It works wonders in vinegar in sauces and oils and is a delight on salad
“Cinnamon Basil” - Ocimum basilicum
This variety is very true to its name, and had a distinct cinnamon aftertaste, although initially it very much resembles sweet basil, but with a cooler flavour. Cinnamon basil has attractive purple growing tips, pink flowers in summer enhance the ornamental appeal.
“Lemon Basil” - Ocimum citriodorum
This basil is true to its name, one sniff and one would swear one was in a lemon orchard. Initially, it tastes almost the same as most basils, but its slight aftertaste resembles that of lemon balm. It has a very mild flavour, try it in pesto, salad dressings, sauces, fish dishes and desserts.
“Greek Basil” - Ocimum basilicum var. minimum
Greek Basil is an improved variety of 'Bush'. It has a tight compact growing habit and forms a perfectly spherical bush appearing as though having been pruned. This shape and scent make the plant suitable for growing in virtually any horticultural department:- kitchen or herb garden, beds, borders, path edging, window boxes and patios, not forgetting the greenhouse!
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Common Name Five Organic Varieties