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Basil: Ocimum basilicum 'Lettuce Leaf'

Botanical name: Ocimum basilicum 'Lettuce Leaf'

Common name: basil

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Basil: Ocimum basilicum 'Lettuce Leaf'
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Soil: damp, neutral, loam
Sun:
  
  
Zones: 10a thru 11a
Care:
easy
Lifespan:
annual
Category:   
Attributes:

edible

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description for "Basil: Ocimum basilicum 'Lettuce Leaf'"

Ocimum basilicum 'Lettuce Leaf' is a great pesto variety because of its abundant yield of large, fragrant leaves. 'Lettuce Leaf' basil has the largest leaf of any basil. Cultivated since the late 1800s. Slow to bolt. Flowers are edible. Sow 1-2 seeds/in. into soil when danger of frost has passed or start indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost date. Requires warm conditions. Pinch off heads to keep productive. Planting depth: 1/8-1/4 inch. Days to germination: 7-12 days. 65-75 days to maturity.

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