Tender Perennial

Basil Sacred

NZ $3.95

Description


Also known as Holy Basil or Tulsi and for its uses in Hindu culture and Ayurvedic medicine. This is a green leafed strain with purple stems but darker leaved cultivars are also known. A common ingredient in Thai cuisine with a sweet aniseed flavour, it also makes a refreshing tea. Medicinally, it's used to aid digestion and support the immune system. Germinates best at higher temps than the Sweet Basil types.

Maturity 60-70 days from transplant.


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4603

Ocimum sanctum

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OPTIMUM SOIL TEMP FOR GERMINATION DAYS TO GERMINATION HEIGHT DISTANCE APART TO PLANT SEEDLINGS WHEN TO SOW NUMBER OF SEEDS PER PACKET PREFERRED GROWING METHOD BEST USE
22-25 7-14 30cm-icon 30cm 10-15cm-icon 10-15cm 2.3 750 Transplant-icon Transplant Culinary/Medicinal-icon Culinary/Medicinal

KEY to WHEN TO SOW

  1 Early Spring 2 Late Spring &
Early Summer
3 Late Summer &
Early Autumn

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