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Napoletano Basil

By Contributor ; Updated September 21, 2017

Basil: Napoletano (Ocimum basilicum)

There is nothing like the smell of basil - one of the most recognized fragrances of summer. There is no more useful herb in the kitchen, from pesto, to vegetables, to meats - basil adds flavorful accents to many foods. Try growing a pot of this tender, mild variety in a south window!

Average Count: 1250 Seeds

Plant Type: Annual
When to Sow Outside: In spring, 1 to 2 weeks after average last frost, and when soil is warm
When to Sow Inside: 6 to 8 weeks before transplanting outside.
Seed Depth: 1/4"
Seed Spacing: 1"
Row Spacing: 1'
Days to Emerge: 5-10
Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 6" to 12" apart.


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