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Spicy Globe Basil Seeds
Compact and ideal for small spaces, Piccolino Basil has a delicious, strong scent and delightful flavor. Dotted with white flowers with a lovely aroma and taste, this plant does it all. Use in any dish that calls for basil, including Italian dishes like margherita pizza and pasta al pomodoro.
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|Dimensions||3.25 × 3.25 × 0.05 in|
1 year (annual)
|Hydro / Soil||
Grows best in hydroponics (about twice as fast) but is happy in soil too.
|Container / Indoors||
Plant 3 sites in a 4" (1 pint) container. In larger containers, space sites 4" apart. For each site plant 2 seeds 1/4" deep.
|Outdoor / Inground||
Plant 3 site per squarefoot. For each site, plant 2 seeds 1/4" deep.
Piccolino Basil can grow from 6 to 8 inches, and fills about a 3 to 6-inch pot.
|Taste & Nutritional Value||
Spicy sweet, genuine greek basil flavor. Basil is nearly calorie free and filled with antioxidants, vitamins and phenolics, rich in Vitamin K, Zinc, Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium and Dietary Fiber.
Native to India and ancient Persia, basil has been cultivated for centuries. It is told by ancient legend to have healing powers. In many cultures, Basil is a symbol of love, protection and truth in many cultures. Interestingly, in Ancient Greece and Rome, basil represented hate and misfortune, and growers would often shout at their plants, believing it would help them grow. Due to divisive opinions regarding basil, there was no consensus on whether or not basil contained health benefits or was poisonous. Today, basil is used medicinally. Its oil is often used to treat depression, anxiety, colds, coughs, sore throats as well as insect bites and stings.
|Recommended for (recipes)||
Globe basil is delicious in vinnagrettes and other salad dressings. Try mixing globe basil with feta cheese, watermelon, balsamic vinegar and olive oil for a fun summer salad that's a popular addition to any BBQ.
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