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Jolina Basil
Ocimum basilicum 'Jolina'
Uses: Culinary/Medicinal/Beverage/Aromatic/Industrial Duration: Annual
When to Sow: Spring/Anytime Ease of Germination: Easy
A commercial Italian variety bred for compactness and uniformity, perfect as a potted plant and for large scale farming. Leaves are smaller than the standard sweet variety. Basil is a warm weather annual that thrives in well drained fertile soil in a full or partially shady location where it will get 6-8 hours of sun per day. Basil grows best when it is guaranteed adequate drainage which is why they do best in pots or raised beds. Ensure good air flow between plants, by adequate spacing as basil is typically susceptible to fungal molds. In order to encourage a more branched and bushy plant, prune to just above the second set of leaves after they have produced their first 6 leaves and keep pruning back to their first set when each branch reaches 6-8 leaves. Continue to pinch buds and harvest leaves regularly to encourage new leaf growth. Harvest in the morning when leaves contain the highest concentration of aromatic oils.
S1265-001 SowNatural(tm) Seeds $3.75/pkt
S1265-001 SowNatural(tm) Bulk Seeds $7.00/10g, $36.00/100g, $248.00/1000g
Currency: United States Dollar

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