" Hints of sweet citrus flavours "Stronger, classic Greek Basil flavour
Ocimum minimum 'GB02' PBR
Fine leaves with a nice, bushy growth habit
More cold tolerant
Cutting grown for consistent, strong flavour
Common Name: Basil
Description: This healthy herb has a medium/strong flavour, with some great taste notes to really make your cooking shine. It is a stronger, classic Greek Basil, with a hint of sweet citrus to set it apart. Basil has a very fine leaf and compact, bushy nature. It looks great in any garden with white flowers in summer and autumn. Easier to grow than Italian Basil, and it tastes amazing!
Cooking Uses: One word to describe Basil in cooking is ‘Nice’. It has a real flavour enhancing characteristic, so you can have fun creating delicious dishes with this remarkable herb. Leaves and stems are softer, therefore easier to chop and requiring less preparation. Perfect in pasta, tomato dishes, vegetables, meat dishes, chicken, salads and bakes. Use 1/3 the suggested amount of this herb in traditional recipes, or use the full recommended amount to make it the hero of the dish.
Size: Approx. 20-30cm H x 30cm W
Planting, Growth and Tolerances:
It has a good semi-compact dense habit, and will look great in gardens, pots and green walls well into autumn, if harvested regularly for cooking. Requires well drained, fertile soil. Plant 25-30cm apart in spring/summer in full sun to part shade. Basil is more cold tolerant than other Basil. In frost affected areas it is an annual, however it lasts further into the cold months and can be a perennial in warmer climates.
Keep soil moist, avoid overwatering or waterlogged conditions. 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.