Week 42 – October 20, 2019

Plant Information

Newton Basil

New variety!
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Plant Details:

Scientific Name: Ocimum basilicum

Common Name: Basil

Hardiness Degree: 50°F (10.0°C)

Blooming Season: Spring, Late Summer, Late Spring, Summer

Plant Habit: Mounded, Upright

Characteristics: Culinary Use

Water: Medium

Fertilize: Every two weeks

Spacing: 8 - 12" (20 - 30cm)

Height: 12 - 20" (30 - 51cm)

Width: 10 - 16" (25 - 41cm)

Exposure: Sun

General Information: A fast-growing variety with a traditional Genovese flavour, it also features high resistance to Fusarium. Unlike similar varieties, Newton does not have a licorice aftertaste, appealing to a wide range of consumers. Large, bright green, crinkled leaves are great for vegetable wraps and fresh chopped herbs.

Grower Information:

  • Fast-growing variety with traditional Genovese flavour features high resistance to Fusarium.
  • Unlike similar varieties, Newton does not have a licorice aftertaste, appealing to a wide range of consumers. 
  • Large, bright green, crinkled leaves are great for vegetable wraps and fresh chopped herbs.