Herbs Basil
Basil
Basil
Basil is in global demand as a key ingredient in many ethnic cuisines, and one of Johnny's most popular herbs. We offer a line of basil varieties featuring diverse flavors, colors, and disease-resistance packages, for culture from seed or organic vegetative herb plugs. All our basil seed lots are lab-tested to confirm the absence of seedborne fusarium. Some varieties are also grown ornamentally or for use as cut flowers. To compare days-to-harvest, heights, seed types, and growing options, see our Basil Varieties Comparison Chart.
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New
Cardinal
Ornamental, flavorful Thai type with larger leaves and showy flowers.
New! Thai basil with larger leaves.
80 Days
New
Tuscany
Attractive, uniform lettuce-leaf type with ruffled, puckered leaves.
New! Attractive and uniform lettuce-leaf type.
75 Days
Classic Italian basil variety with authentic flavor and appearance.
Classic Italian variety.
68 Days
Classic large-leaf type; sweeter taste and scent than Genovese.
Classic large-leaf type.
78 Days
Classic Italian basil variety with authentic flavor and appearance.
Classic Italian variety.
68 Days
Classic Italian basil variety with authentic flavor and appearance.
Classic Italian variety.
68 Days
Spicy aroma with hints of coffee and chocolate, a mild spice flavor.
Unique, spicy aroma with hints of coffee and chocolate.
60 Days
Authentic Thai basil flavor, ideal for flavoring Thai dishes.
Authentic Thai basil flavor.
64 Days
Nearly black in color, this basil is the only purple Genovese type.
The only purple Genovese-type basil.
60 Days
Best Genovese type for containers, preferred variety for greenhouse.
Best Genovese type for containers.
74 Days
Attractive and intensely flavorful sweet-and-tangy lemon basil.
Sweet and tangy lemon basil.
60 Days
Johnny's Exclusive
Genovese Compact, Improved Multi-Seed Pellet
Multi-seed pellets for precision sowing and convenience.
Multi-seed pellets for precision and convenience.
74 Days
Authentic Thai basil flavor, ideal for flavoring Thai dishes.
Authentic Thai basil flavor.
64 Days
Fast-growing fusarium-resistant Genovese type for greenhouse or field.
Fusarium-resistant Genovese type.
70 Days
An excellent filler accent for adding color and scent to bouquets.
Add color and scent to your bouquets with basil.
75 - 80 Days
Intermediate resistance to downy mildew.
Intermediate resistance to downy mildew.
65 Days
Dark-purple Italian large-leaf type with high yields and great flavor.
Dark, purple, Italian Large Leaf type.
76 Days
Common medicinal herb and ingredient in Thai teas, also known as Tulsi.
Sacred to Hindus.
90 - 100 Days
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