Basil Seeds - Sweet Basil (common)

Basil Seeds - Sweet Basil (common)

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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  • Sweetest, most common variety in Italian cuisine
  • Tall, fast-growing annual
  • The most common, and most popular! Versatile and delicious!
  • Thrives in bright, sunny growing areas
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Life Cycle Annual
Planting Season Spring
Growth Habit Upright

Flavor Profile Sweet; Slightly Peppery; Hints of Clove and Mint; Anise
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 - Sweet Basil (common)

Ocimum basilicum

Seed Type Open Pollinated Seed

Sweet Basil (also sometimes called Common Basil is the undisputed king of the Italian basils), and one of the most popular herb seeds in the world. As versatile as it is tasty, sweet basil can be used to make just about any dish taste delicious. Plant Sweet Basil seeds inside or out, and use either fresh or dried.

Less Suceptible to Downy Mildew

Planting Information

Planting Basil Seeds - Sweet Basil (common)

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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