Marian | Basil Seed
$5.23 – $49.31 AUD excl gst
Marian is a medium size leaf basil with a very glossy dark green leaf and good tipburn tolerance
The medium leaf means the bunches are less prone to sagging in post-harvest presentation. Marian is an outstanding basil variety.
Avg. 19,500 seeds/30g.
- Medium size pot basil
- Strong compact dark green leaves
- Good tipburn tolerance
- Glossy neat bunches
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.
PELLETED SEED: If using pelleted seed, we recommend consistent soil moisture during the germination period. Pelleted seed must be kept cool and dry prior to planting, and should be used within one year of purchase.