• Eventual height: 0.3m
  • Eventual spread: 0.3m

basil 'Napoletano'

basil or Ocimum basilicum 'Napoletano'

approx 4000 seeds £2.89
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  • Seed Packets (only) £2.95
  • Named Day £10.95
  • Position: Full sun, sheltered and warm or a sunny windowsill
  • Soil: Fertile, moist but well drained
  • Rate of growth: Average
  • Hardiness: Tender (will need winter protection)

  • A vigorous plant with large, scented, bright green blistered leaves. This variety is only found in Naples and is highly prized for it's flavour. Used for wrapping mozzarella up on the plate.

  • Garden care: Pick plants over regularly and remove any developing flowerheads immediately to prevent bolting (running to seed) and to encourage lots of fresh young leaves.

  • Sowing 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.

  • Sow: April to June

  • Harvest: July onwards

  • Approximate quantity: 4000 seeds
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