Herb Basil Corsican Organic

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Producing dome shaped plants with a unique mottled green and purple leaf colouring and mildly sweet flavour. Plant grows to about 18″ tall. In mid-summer tall purple flowery spikes are produce which make this an attractive addition to an ornamental bed.

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Herb Basil Corsican Organic

Herb Basil Corsican Organic. An Heirloom variety from the Mediterranean coast. Producing dome shaped plants with a unique mottled green and purple leaf colouring and mildly sweet flavour. Plant grows to about 18″ tall. In mid-summer tall purple flowery spikes are produce which make this an attractive addition to an ornamental bed. Flowers are best pinched out if you wish to retain the plant shape and ensure productive leaf production all season.

Cultivation Advice Herb Basil Corsican Organic

  • Sow April in trays, pots, etc. of good seed compost in a warm place
  • to maintain an ideal temperature of 55-60F.
  • Sow in well-drained compost, just covering the seed with compost,
  • but do not exclude light, which is beneficial to germination.
  • Germination usually takes 14-30 days.
  • Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle.
  • Harden off and plant out 30cm (12in) apart when all risk of frost has passed.
  • Prefers a well-drained soil and a sheltered sunny site.