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Week 9 – February 25, 2024

Plant Information

Dolce Fresca Basil

  • Dolce Fresca Basil - Bloom
  • Dolce Fresca Basil - Container

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Growing Information:
Culture Guidelines
Plant Details:

Scientific Name: Ocimum basilicum

Common Name: Basil, Annual Herb

Hardiness Degree: 40°F (4.4°C)

Blooming Season: Early Spring, Spring, Late Spring, Summer, Autumn, Late Summer

Plant Habit: Mounded

Water: Medium

Fertilize: Once a month

Spacing: 10 - 12" (25 - 30cm)

Height: 12 - 14" (30 - 36cm)

Width: 10 - 12" (25 - 30cm)

Exposure: Sun

General Information: Tidy plant with an abundance of savory leaves that can be used in any dish calling for basil.
Grows very well in a container or in the ground.

Grower Information:

  • Mid-size plant has a unique, bushy habit with shorter internodes that shows better at retail than traditional basils and holds its controlled size in the garden without getting tall and leggy.
  • More usable leaf yields, with traditional sweet Genovese basil flavour.