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PlutoBasil Seed


Product ID: 3863

Compact fine leaf basil for small or mixed containers.

Aromatic Greek basil flavor. Uniform, neat, well branched and compact habit. 1/2" leaf size. Avg. 29,700 seeds/oz. Packet: 200 seeds.

Product Price Qty
3863Packet  $3.95 
38631/4 Ounce  $9.25 
38631 Ounce  $29.10 
38631/4 Pound  $77.10 
38631 Pound  $244.75 

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Days to Maturity or Bloom:   30

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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