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Dolly Basil
Ocimum basilicum 'Dolly'
Uses: Culinary/Beverage/Aromatic Duration: Annual
When to Sow: Spring/Anytime Ease of Germination: Easy
Biggest yields! Dolly produces such high yields, that she truly deserves a class of her own. This variety has been shown to produce 15% more fresh herb than the next most productive variety, and 50% more than standard Genovese varieties. Desired for its uniform growth habit, large leaves, fast growing nature and overall improved tolerance against low temperatures. Best suited for outdoor gardens and field production. 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.
S1273-211 SowNatural(tm) Seeds $3.25/pkt
S1273-211 SowNatural(tm) Bulk Seeds $7.00/10g, $40.00/100g, $256.00/1000g
Currency: United States Dollar

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