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Organic Seeds, Plants, and Supplies

Plants, or seeds harvested from plants, that have been grown without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides, strictly adhering to the USDA's National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) organic gardening practices are designated as Organic.

For supplies, such as fertilizers and pest and disease controls, the OG symbol identifies products that meet the USDA's National Organic Program (NOP) rules according to a third-party authority such as OMRI, WSDA, and/or a local authority such as MOFGA or NOFA.


NufarOrganic Pelleted Basil Seed


Product ID: 2178GP

Fusarium-resistant, Italian large-leaf type.

For field or greenhouse growing. Leaves up to 4" long, sweet scent and flavor. Ht. 24-30". Organically grown. Avg. 1,100 seeds/oz. Packet: 200 seeds.

Product Price Qty
2178GPPacket  $3.95 
2178GP1,000 Seeds  $5.00 
2178GP5,000 Seeds  $19.20 
2178GP25,000 Seeds  $75.75 
2178GP100,000 Seeds  $244.00 
Backordered until 01/11/16
2178GP500,000 Seeds  $1,110.00 
Backordered until 01/11/16

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Days to Maturity or Bloom:   77

Plant Cycle:   (A)  

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DAYS TO GERMINATION: 5-10 days at 65-70°F (18-21°C).

SOWING: Direct seed (recommended): Plant seeds 1/4" deep, 2-3 seeds per inch, in rows 18" apart. Firm the soil over the seeds. Thinning is not necessary, but a final spacing of 4-8" apart produces healthy, full plants. Note: Holy Basil requires some light for germination, so sow more shallowly than other basils.
Transplant: Sow indoors 6 weeks prior to setting out. Plant 1/4" deep and keep at 70°F (21°C) for best germination. Transplant to the field when seedlings have 3-4 sets of leaves, spacing at 4-8" apart in rows 18" apart.


SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Moderately rich, moist soil. Basil is not drought tolerant and can be damaged by heat stress. Regular moisture throughout the growing season helps to ensure a good crop.

PLANT HEIGHT: Varies. See the product description for exact heights.



HARVEST: Begin light harvesting after plants have become established. It is best done in the early morning when the temperature is cooler and the leaves are less likely to wilt. A full harvest should be completed just before the plants start to flower. Cut the entire plant 4-6" above the ground to promote a second growth. Leaves are easily bruised when picking, so handle carefully. Do not store at a temperature less than 50°F (10°C).

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