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Pure Italian Basil
Large, glossy green leaves
Cutting grown for consistent, strong flavour
Common Name: Italian Basil
Description: Traditional taste with style, intensity, and a beautiful aroma. The pure essence of this gorgeous Italian flavour is hard to beat. Get consistent flavour throughout your dishes when you use cutting grown, Pure™ Italian Basil. Large glossy green leaves with white flowers in summer and autumn make this Basil a staple in any herb garden.
Cooking Uses: Use for a strong, real Italian flavour in tomato dishes, pastas, bakes, meat dishes, pizza, and the purest pesto you have ever tasted. Use 1/3 of the recommended amount in traditional recipes, but to make Pure™ Italian Basil the star of your dish use the full recommended amount.
Size: Approx. 30cm H x 25cm W
Planting, Growth and Tolerances:
A great form with large glossy leaves, ideal for any herb garden, pot or planter box. Plant 25-30cm apart in well drained, fertile soil, full sun to very light shade. Pure™ Italian is an annual Basil that does not like cold, it grows from late spring, summer and early autumn.
Keep soil moist, avoid overwatering or waterlogged conditions. Best planted in late spring or summer. 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.