Eleonora | Organic Basil Seed
$5.59 – $14.30 AUD excl gst
Attractive flat, slightly serrated and pointed leaf with a sweet fragrance and flavour
- A dark green Genovese type basil with an upright, open and airy growth habit
- It is suitable for open field production, with a larger leaf for bunched leaves
- Days to maturity; 65
- Avg. 19,500 seeds/30g
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Ocimum spp.
DAYS TO GERMINATION: 5-10 days at 18-21C.
SOWING: Direct seed (recommended): Plant seeds 6mm deep, 2-3 seeds per 25mm, in rows 45cm apart. Firm the soil over the seeds. Thinning is not necessary, but a final spacing of 10-20cm apart produces healthy, full plants.
TRANSPLANT: Sow indoors 6 weeks prior to setting out. Plant 6mm deep and keep at 21C for best germination. Transplant to the field when seedlings have 3-4 sets of leaves, spacing at 10-20cm apart in rows 45cm apart.
LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.
SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Moderately rich, moist soil. Basil is not drought tolerant and can be damaged by heat stress. Regular moisture throughout the growing season helps to ensure a good crop.
PLANT HEIGHT: Varies. See the product description for exact heights.
PLANT SPACING: 10-20cm.
HARDINESS ZONES: Annual.
HARVEST: Begin light harvesting after plants have become established. It is best done in the early morning when the temperature is cooler and the leaves are less likely to wilt. A full harvest should be completed just before the plants start to flower. Cut the entire plant 10-15cm above the ground to promote a second growth. Leaves are easily bruised when picking, so handle carefully. Do not store at a temperature less than 10C.