Basil Red, Red Basilicum Ocimum Red Osmin - Seeds - buy 1 get 1 free
Description for Basil Red, Red Basilicum Ocimum Red Osmin
Basils are loaded with volatile oils, responsible for the heady aroma and strong flavour so essential to cooking. The composition of oils varies greatly in different basil types, thus accounting for the wide range of scents available. Large Leaf Italian basil is regarded as the essential variety for true Neapolitan cuisine, especially pesto.
Pick the extra large leaves and use fresh or dried in tomato dishes, pasta sauces, vegetables and soups. You can also use basil in the garden as a companion plant to repel aphids, mites, and tomato horn-worms.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Basil, Thai basil, sweet basil||-||Year round||18 to 24 inches high and 12 to 15 inches wide.||Easy|
Planting and care
Genovese grows as an Annual and is a Herb. Being an Annual, it tends to grow best over the course of a single year. Genovese is known for growing with a forb-like habit to a height of approximately 45.0 cm (that s 1.46 feet in imperial).
Italy is believed to be where Genovese originates from.
Genovese Basil is normally fairly low maintenance and quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.
|Full sun||Moist, well-drained soil.||Water moderately||60Â°F - 90Â°F||Fertilize with fish emulsion when transplanting and again one month later to promote leaf growth.|
Caring for Basil Red
- Although basil is relatively trouble-free, it is susceptible to certain pests and diseases that can cause yellowish leaves on basil plants.
- Basil picked for use in the kitchen is best held in a glass of water at room temperature.
- Putting basil in the refrigerator results in discolored and unattractive leaves.
Typical uses of Basil Red
Basil is easily dried for storing and future use.
It is used to flavour soups, stews, tomato dishes, meat, game, fish, egg dishes, herb butters and herb vinegars.
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