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Basil Seeds - Lettuce Leaf

Basil Seeds - Lettuce Leaf

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Packet $4.49
1 Ounce $10.49 ($10.49/ounce)
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  • Sweet leaves large enough to wrap around chicken or fish for grilling
  • Sweetness subtle enough not to overwhelm other flavors
  • Works as a groundcover companion plant to tomatoes, helping to retain moisture and suppress weeds
  • Requires nitrogen; add to the polyculture in your garden by planting next to nitrogen-fixing beans
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Life Cycle Annual
Planting Season Warm Season
Growth Habit Leafy, Upright

Flavor Profile Sweet
Plant Characteristics Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Easy to Grow & Maintain, Fast Growing
Use Container Garden, Culinary, Fragrant Garden
Growing Conditions Commercial, Indoor, Outdoor, Small Space
Plant Resistance Deer

About Basil Seeds - Lettuce Leaf

Ocimum basilicum

Seed Type Open Pollinated Seed
Plant Type Dried, Microgreens, Sauce/Pasta

Lettuce Leaf Basil, a type of sweet basil, features large, crinkled leaves that grow on a short, wide plant. While the flavor is sweet, it's not as intense as other sweet basil varieties, making it ideal for adding to salads or using as a wrap for fish, chicken, or rice stuffing for grilling. This cultivar is surprisingly not new, as it has been growing for over 200 years! For those who love basil, the benefits of growing Lettuce Leaf Basil are apparent at first site, as the size of the leaves offer a more abundant harvest.

Planting Information

Planting Basil Seeds - Lettuce Leaf

Planting Season Warm Season
Seed Prep Requires Light
Sowing Method Direct Sow, Indoors
Light Requirement Full Sun
Planting Depth 1/4 inch
Plant Spacing 8 to 12 inches
Water Needs Average
Hardiness Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Days to Maturity 75 days
View our Basil Planting Guide to learn more.


Amount Avg Seed Count Recommended Coverage
Packet 270 Up to 30 Sq. Ft
1 Ounce   Up to 150 Sq. Ft

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