Flowers Basil, Ornamental

Organic Basil Seed

Product ID: 1772G

Add color and scent to your bouquets with basil.

The tallest cut-flower basil in our trials. Aromatto has sturdy purple stems, dark purple flower bracts, and purple-green bicolor foliage. Use as a filler, accent, or edible flower. Scent is similar to Cinnamon basil. Spicy flavor. Sweeter-tasting than Genovese basils.

• Edible Flowers: Use in any recipe that calls for basil, or to garnish drinks, salads, soups, pasta, and desserts.

USDA Certified Organic. Ht. 20-24". Avg. 15,000 seeds/oz. Packet: 200 seeds.


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1/4 Ounce

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1 Ounce

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1/4 Pound

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1 Pound

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5 Pounds

Estimated Availability Dec 30, 2022
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DAYS TO GERMINATION: 5-10 days at 65-70°F (18-21°C).

SOWING: Direct seed (recommended): Sow in spring when the soil has warmed after the last frost. Sow 2-3 seeds per inch, in rows 18" apart. Firm the soil over the seeds as they have a tendency to work their way upward out of the soil in heavy rains. There is no need to thin, but a 4-8" final spacing produces healthy, full plants. Transplant: Seeds may be sown inside about 6 weeks before setting out. Plant 1/4" deep and keep at 70°F (21°C) for the best germination. Transplant out when seedlings have 3-4 sets of leaves. Space plants 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 season helps to ensure a good crop.



HARVEST: Harvest is best done in the early morning when the temperature is cooler and the leaves are less likely to wilt. Leaves are easily bruised when picking, so handle carefully. Do not store at temperatures less than 50°F (10°C).
Fresh: When flowers have begun to open.
Dried: When flowers are completely open. Air dry. This is best done in the early morning when the temperature is cooler and the leaves are less likely to wilt. Leaves are easily bruised when picking, so handle carefully. Do not store at temperatures less than 50°F (10°C).

USES: Cut flowers, bedding plants, and edible flower.

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Ocimum basilicum

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Quick Facts

Latin Name

Ocimum basilicum

Days To Maturity

Average number of days from seeding date to harvest, within a specific crop group. If a transplanted crop: average number of days from transplant date. Not sure if crop is direct-seeded or transplanted? Check the Growing Information box for details. If crop can be both direct-seeded or transplanted, days to maturity refers to direct seeding. Days to maturity for all flowers and herbs is calculated from seeding date.

75 - 80 Days

Life Cycle

Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).


Hybrid Status

Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.
Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.

Open Pollinated

Product Features

Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets
Variety good for fresh cut-flower displays.
Edible Flowers Edible Flowers
Variety's flowers may be consumed.
Organic Seeds, Plants, and Supplies 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.

Supplies 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.

Organic Seeds, Plants, and Supplies Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Edible Flowers