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Basil, Siracusa (Organic)

Ocimum basilicum.

A sweet Italian basil in the true Genovese style. Siracusa has a deep, sweet aroma that is oddly missing from some modern commercial basil. Bright green leaves are slightly smoother and less pointy than Italian Mountain Sweet. Flavor is delicious in pesto alla trapanese, aka Sicilian pesto, which uses almonds and tomatoes. Also perfect when simply chopped and tossed with pasta. Despite its Genovese style, this seed was found in Sicily by Lane Selman of the Culinary Breeding Network. She purchased it in a hand folded white envelope at a small garden store in Siracusa (Syracuse).

Packet ≈ 120 seeds
$3.90

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1 g ≈ 540 seeds
$6.90

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1/4 oz
$14.00

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1 oz
$26.00

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Geographical Origin

Sow in flats indoors 6 – 8 wks before last frost. Cover seeds with 1/4” of potting mix. Germinates best when soil temp is at least 70˚F. Germination in 7-10 days, seedlings grow slowly at first. To avoid dampening off, do not over-water seedlings. Transplant to 8” spacing in all directions. Requires full sun & high fertility.

Seed Saving

Collect seeds from seed heads that are fully dry. Shell by hand, winnow or screen to clean. Some cross-pollination may occur, isolate from varieties of the same species by 1/4 mile.

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  1. Lori

    Lori (verified owner)

    Where did you grow this variety? Canada

    We really loved the Siracusa Basil. It germinated easily, grew quickly, handled all types of weather and lasted into fall. The most successful basil from seed I have grown. Great taste.

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