Pure Italian™ Ocimum basilicum
- Strong and rich, classic Italian Basil
- Large, glossy green leaves
- Generous fragrance
- Cutting grown for consistent, strong flavour
Common Name: Italian Basil
Description: Traditional taste with style, intensity, and a beautiful aroma. The pure essence of this gorgeous Italian flavour is hard to beat. Get consistent flavour throughout your dishes when you use cutting grown, Pure™ Italian Basil. Large glossy green leaves with white flowers in summer and autumn make this Basil a staple in any herb garden.
Cooking Uses: Use for a strong, real Italian flavour in tomato dishes, pastas, bakes, meat dishes, pizza, and the purest pesto you have ever tasted. Use 1/3 of the recommended amount in traditional recipes, but to make Pure™ Italian Basil the star of your dish use the full recommended amount.
Size: Approx. 30cm H x 25cm W
Planting, Growth and Tolerances: A great form with large glossy leaves, ideal for any herb garden, pot or planter box. Plant 25-30cm apart in well drained, fertile soil, full sun to very light shade. Pure™ Italian is an annual Basil that does not like cold, it grows from late spring, summer and early autumn.
Care: Keep soil moist, avoid overwatering or waterlogged conditions. Best planted in late spring or summer. In spring, use a slow release fertiliser and/or incorporate compost into the soil. Avoid over fertilising. If necessary, apply a light application of quick release as required (usually only for pots). Prune/harvest a little every few weeks for a longer-lived plant. For best leaf production, remove flower buds as they appear.
GROWER KNOWLEDGE: This website gives general information for the states/regions in Australia. For local information on which plants work in your area contact your local grower. Local grower knowledge is vital, this website is no substitute.
HEIGHTS: Heights shown on the website are for general gardening conditions. In well maintained gardens, some plants will get taller.