BASIL ‘Bush’

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Botanical Name
Ocimum basilicum

A dwarf, compact basil variety. It makes an ideal pot basil to sit in a sunny position on the kitchen bench for a quick and easy harvest. Growing to 20 cm it makes a great annual option as a border plant along paths in the kitchen garden; or in a windy spot where the larger basils can cop a hard time. It has a classic basil flavour. 300 seeds.

60 Days
Sow Method
Direct or Transplant
Sowing Instructions
Sow direct when soil and weather is warm enough. In cooler areas sow indoors in trays to transplant once frosts passed and soil and weather warmed. Keeps seeds moist and warm (22˚C). Basil seeds need light to germinate. Very frost sensitive.
20 cm
20 m
Row Space
20 m
Sowing Periods
Cool Climate Periods
Sep 1st to Dec 31st
Temperate Climate Periods
Sep 1st to Jan 31st
Tropical & Sub-Tropical Climate Periods
Jan 1st to Dec 31st