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Ocimum (Basil) & Perilla (Shiso)

Basil and Shiso are non-hardy plants and usually grown as annuals, however most species can be cultivated as well as semiperennials in pots under frostfree, warm conditions throughout the year. All have a very aromatic and strongly fragrant foliage, which is widely used fresh before plants start to flower in the Mediterranean cookery (Pcimum spp. - Basil) respectively in Asian cookery (Perilla frutescens - Shiso). For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. If grown as semiperennials in pots the winter minimum are some 15°C, then keep plants drier and in full sun.
Sow flat on any rich, well drained soil at some 20°C to 27°C, preferably do not cover seeds as they germinate better with direct light. Transplant to the garden at the end of spring as soon as night temperatures stay above 10°C.
20 seeds per package.
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Ocimum americanum (Lemon Basil)

Ocimum americanum (Lemon Basil)

30 (40)cm, Lemon Basil is an annual to short lived perennial native from tropical Africa. It has large, glossy, strongly lemon to lemon-camphor scented leaves and dense racemes with white to pale lavender flowers. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny and protected spot. Preferably grow as an annual. Preculture in pots under glass in mid spring at a minimum of some 20°C in full sun. Alternatively sow directly to the ground after the last freezing nights from the end of spring to early summer.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package8390 € 2,99
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Ocimum basilicum (Genovese Basil)

Ocimum basilicum (Genovese Basil)

40 (70)cm, Genovese Basil is the common basil from Italy and an essential ingredient for the famous Pesto sauce. This cultivar has broad, slightly undulated glossy leaves and a very rich and spicy taste, which can be added to salads as well. Easily grown in any rich, well drained soil in full sun. Sow after the last freezing nights directly to the ground in the garden by the end of spring. Do not cover sowings with soil for all basil species require light for germination. VII-IX.
20 seeds per package.

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Ocimum basilicum (Green Joy Basil)

Ocimum basilicum (Green Joy Basil)

50 (100)cm, Green Joy Basil is a tall Ocimum basilicum cultivar from Thailand with very aromatic leaves with pure white flowers. An essential ingredient in Thai cookery. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. Best grown as an annual. VII-IX.
20 seeds per package.

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Ocimum basilicum (Lebanese Basil)

Ocimum basilicum (Lebanese Basil)

30 (50)cm, Lebanese Basil is a wild ocurring basil from the eastern Mediterranean. It is very similar to Genovese Basil, yet this form is slightly smaller in all aspects. The glossy leaves have a very rich and spicy taste and are used for salads. Easily grown in any rich, well drained soil in full sun. Sow after the last freezing nights directly to the ground in the garden by the end of spring. Do not cover sowings with soil for all basil species require light for germination. Original collection made at Jadra/Jiyé, some 12 km S of Beyrouth, 180m. VII-IX.
20 seeds per package.

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Ocimum basilicum (Sweet Thai Basil)

Ocimum basilicum (Sweet Thai Basil)

40 (80)cm, Sweet Thai Basil, locally called Bai Horapa in Thailand, is a strongly aromatic cultivar of the sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum). It has purplish stems with midgreen leaves, which show a very pleasant, strong anise-licorice taste and which are used fresh for soups and salads in various Thai dishes. Easily cultivated in any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. This cutlivar is basically a perennial slightly woody cultivar, however it is usually cultivated as a fast growing annual. VI-VIII.
20 seeds per package.

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Ocimum basilicum var. cinnamomum (Cinnamon Basil)

Ocimum basilicum var. cinnamomum (Cinnamon Basil)

50 (100)cm, Cinnamon Basil is not a real variety in a botanical sense, but an old cultivar with medium sized leaves which have a strong aromatic flavor with a touch of cinnamon. Very nice purplish flower stalks with whitish-rose to intense rose flowers in summer. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. Best grown as an annual. VII-IX.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package8644 € 2,99
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Ocimum basilicum var. thyrsiflorum (Siam Queen Basil)

Ocimum basilicum var. thyrsiflorum (Siam Queen Basil)

50 (100)cm, Siam Queen Basil is a medium tall cultivar from Thailand with very aromatic, rather large leaves flushed with purple and dense terminal flower raceme with pale rose flowers. An essential ingredient in Thai cookery. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. Best grown as an annual. VII-IX.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package8645 € 2,99
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Ocimum campechianum (Amazonian Basil)

Ocimum campechianum (Amazonian Basil)

20 (35)cm, Amazonian Basil (syn. Ocimum micranthum) is a low growing annual to biannual species from Florida, to Mexico, Central America and South America. It makes short flowers spikes with very small rose flowers. Its' leaves are very aromatic and used in local dishes in the Amazon region of Brazil. For any rich, well drained substrate in full sun and at a minimum of some 20°C throughout the year. VII-IX.
20 seeds per package.

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Ocimum kilimandscharicum (Kilimanjaro Basil)

Ocimum kilimandscharicum (Kilimanjaro Basil)

90 (130)cm, Kilimanjaro Basil is a quite tall, woody, semiperennial species from Rwanda, Africa. Makes long flowers spikes with small white to pale pink flowers and oval, pubescent leaves with a strong camphor fragrance. For any rich, well drained soil in an always sunny spot. Best grown as a perennial in pots, keep sunny and slightly drier in winter at a minimum of some 20°C. VII-IX.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package2647 € 3,99
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Ocimum tenuiflorum (Persian Basil)

Ocimum tenuiflorum (Persian Basil)

30 (60)cm, Persian Basil or Tulsi Basil is native from Iran through Thailand. Ocimum tenuiflorum has small pale pink flowers in long racemes above oval, pubescent leaves with a strong camphor-like fragrance. These are used in may dished in India and Indochina. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. Best grown as an annual. VII-IX.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 2646 € 2,99
Perilla frutescens var. frutescens (Shiso)

Perilla frutescens var. frutescens (Shiso)

40 (80)cm, Shiso belongs to a probably monotypic Asian genus and is widely cultivated throughout Asia for its aromatic leaves with serrated margins and a basil-mint like flavor. Fresh leaves are used in several traditional Asian dishes. Easily grown in any rich, well drained substrate in pots in a sunny (winter) to partial shaded (summer) spot and a winter minimum of some 15°C with careful watering. Seeds are from a Corean cultivar with large green leaves, which are violet underneath. VII-IX.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package8576 € 2,99