Kapoor Tulsi (Holy Basil) | Organic Basil Seed
$4.50 – $63.00 AUD excl gst
Unique, spicy aroma with hints of coffee and chocolate
Compact but very full, attractive plants. Mild spicy aroma with hints of sweetness. Faster growing than green holy basil, and its purple flowers also make it a nice beneficial and/or ornamental. For teas, culinary, and medicinal use. Very good resistance to downy mildew. Also known as “Spice Basil” and often referred to as Ocimum sanctum, although sanctum is not botanically correct. Ht. 30-45cm Avg. 47,000 seeds/30g Packet: 200 seeds.
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 inch, 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. Note: Holy Basil requires some light for germination, so sow more shallowly than other basils. 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.
- Latin Name: Ocimum basilicum
- Days To Maturity: 60 Days
- Open Pollinated
- Certified Organic MOFGA