Sweet Basil Classic Italian basil, used in tomato sauce, pesto and salads.
Purple Ruffles Basil Ruffled, large and frilly purple leaves. Beautiful and fragrant. Stronger flavor than Sweet Basil but milder flavor than Green Ruffles. Adds color and flavor to herb vinegars.
Thai Basil More tender and more intensely flavored than Sweet Basil. Thai basil seeds are highly aromatic with a licorice-basil aroma. Great in both Thai and Italian recipes. Wonderful container plant. Late flowering. Height 24″.
Round Midnight Basil This highly aromatic purple leaf basil, a hybrid, with shiny leaves and dense habit promises a summer of fragrant and tasty pleasure. A garden attention-getter, each plant is full and round, 10-12″ tall, 8-10″ across, with showy spikes of light purple blooms.
Lemon Basil Attractive, spreading silver-green plants. Lemony aroma and flavor for potpourris, tea, chicken, fish, vegetables and herb vinegars. Native to northwest India.
Greek Basil Native to southeast Asia, basil has been used in cooking and for fragrances for centuries. Brought to Europe in the Middle Ages, it thrived in the Mediterranean region, as well as by the Caspian and Black Seas. Tiny leaves on dome shaped, 8″ tall plants. Great with tomatoes, in salads or sauces. Especially interesting in the garden.
Spicy Saber Basil A distinct spicy note perfect for Asian dishes. Remains bushy and productive late into the season. Bright green saber-like ornamental leaves.
Genovese Basil Extremely tender, fragrant, extra-large, dark green leaves. An Italian strain, best for pesto. Height 18-24″.
Cardinal Basil Flaunts a unique scent, rich and heady with a touch of spice. Strong, deep burgundy stems hold the flowers above the smooth, bright green leaves, ensuring a vibrant show throughout the summer even as you continue harvesting fresh leaves. A beautiful standout in the herb patch and a flavorful addition to the ornamental bed.
Green Ruffles Basil This variety has large, serrated and quilted leaves. Enhances the flavor of tomato dishes.
Boxwood Basil Tight mounds of small leaves that resemble boxwood plants make a highly ornamental edging for the patio or for a container by the kitchen door. Bred in France for a highly flavorful pesto ingredient. A beautiful basil variety that makes a fine garden companion.
Summerlong Basil Very compact, tight bushes, slow to bolt, densely covered with shiny, bright green leaves. Great for pots and ornamental edging in vegetable beds.
Lime Basil A rare and hard to find seed variety. Lime basil is sweet and fragrant with a mild citrus taste. The lime scent of the bright green, lance-shaped leaves pair perfectly with lemon basil, for a full explosion of tangy fresh flavor. Excellent for flavoring sauces, dressings and desserts.