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Basil Interesting Notes:

- Basil is native to Iran, India and tropical regions of Asia where it has been cultivated for over 5,000 years.

- Basil comes from the Greek word basileus or 'king' because it is believed to have grown on the spot where St. Constantine and Helen discovered the Holy Cross.

- Research has shown that basil is toxic to mosquitoes and has antioxidant, anticancer, antiviral, and antimicrobial properties.

-from Wikipedia

Basil Ocimum basilicum 'Dolce Fresca'

Basil


Basil Grower Tips:

Basil plants can not tolerate frost and may be damaged by cold temperatures.

Once a basil stem produces flowers, it stops foliage production. Keep plants pinched to encourage growth and prevent from flowering.

A very compact, ornamental selection. Produces big leaves loaded with rich, sweet flavor. One of the best varieties of basil for making pesto!

Height:

12-14 in

Color:

Non-Flowering

Spread:

10-12 in

 

Culinary herb for gardens and containers. Use fresh or dried in soups, sauces, fish and meat dishes.

 

Characteristics & Attributes for Basil Ocimum basilicum 'Dolce Fresca'

Exposure
Full Sun
Attributes
Fragrant
Culinary
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Uses
Containers
Bedding Plant