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  • basil  / Ocimum basilicum 'Aroma 2'
  • Eventual height: 0.3m
  • Eventual spread: 0.3m

basil 'Aroma 2'

basil / Ocimum basilicum 'Aroma 2'

RHS award of garden merit
approx 300 seeds £2.10
approx 300 seeds £2.10
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  • Position: full sun, sheltered and warm or a sunny windowsill
  • Soil: fertile, moist but well drained

    An improved selection of the classic, large and sweet leaved Genovese basil. Greater resistance to disease and bolting gives a higher quality harvest over a longer season.
    Winner of an Royal Horticultural Society, Award of Garden Merit for reliability and good performance.
    Part of the seed range produced by Mr Fothergill’s Seeds in partnership with the RHS.

  • Growing Instructions: Sow seeds into pots of free-draining seed compost on a warm, sunny windowsill or in a greenhouse from late spring. Protect seedlings from slugs and cold and keep well-watered as they grow. Plant out into the herb garden or into roomy pots or troughs from early summer, after all threat of frost has passed, allowing 15-20cm between plants. Pick plants over regularly and remove any developing flowerheads immediately to prevent bolting (running to seed) and to encourage lots of fresh young leaves.

  • Sow: March-June

  • Harvest: June- November

  • Approximate quantity: 300 seeds
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