Basil Seeds - Italian Large Leaf

Basil Seeds - Italian Large Leaf

Size Price Savings Quantity
Packet $4.49
1 Ounce $10.49
1/4 Pound $23.09 45% Savings
1 Pound $54.59 67% Savings
5 Pounds $184.79 ($2.30/ounce) 78% Savings
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  • Mammoth four-inch leaves to top your pasta and pizza
  • Tall, fast-growing annual
  • Popularly used in Italian cuisine
  • Thrives in bright, sunny growing areas
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Life Cycle Annual
Planting Season Spring
Growth Habit Upright

Flavor Profile Sweet; Slightly Peppery; Subtle Licorice-Like Taste
Plant Characteristics Easy to Grow & Maintain, Fast Growing
Use Container Garden, Culinary, Medicinal, Tea
Growing Conditions Commercial, Indoor, Outdoor
Harvest Advantages Dried, Microgreens, Sauce/Paste
Plant Resistance Deer

About Basil Seeds - Italian Large Leaf

Ocimum basilicum

Seed Type Open Pollinated Seed

A popular Culinary Herb, this classic Italian Basil is a key component in many a beloved Italian dish. Plant a little, or plant a lot, whether you enjoy it for cooking, or just ornamental, this aromatic herb is sure to become a favorite.

Planting Information

Planting Basil Seeds - Italian Large Leaf

Planting Season Spring
Seed Prep Requires Light
Sowing Method Direct Sow, Start Indoors
Light Requirement Full Sun
Planting Depth 1/4 inch
Plant Spacing 10 inches
Water Needs Average
Hardiness Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Days to Maturity 60 to 90 days
View our Basil Planting Guide to learn more.


Amount Avg Seed Count Recommended Coverage
Packet 353 Up to 30 Sq. Ft
1 Ounce 20,000 Up to 150 Sq. Ft
1/4 Pound 80,000 Up to 600 Sq. Ft
1 Pound 320,000 Up to 2,500 Sq. Ft
5 Pounds 1,600,000 Up to 12,500 Sq. Ft

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