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Characteristics: Annual culinary herb
Seed per packet: 30
An attractive Italian heirloom basil that grows up to 32cm in height and has large medium rich red leaves from 2 to 4 cm long. Similar to Genovese but with a stronger aroma and flavour. Slow to bolt.
Adaptable to most well-drained soil in a protected sunny position with an adequate amount of water.
Temperate: Spring to early autumn
Cold: Spring to early autumn
Sow: 3mm deep
Best sown direct in growing position, thin to 20cm apart
Plant space: 20cm
Row Space: 20cm
Germination: 6-10 days
Maturity: 6 weeks