Basil Napoletano Bollosa Seeds
Info: Basil is one of the most popular kitchen herbs, especially in Mediterranean cuisine. Particularly with tomatoes it unfolds its incomparable flavour. However, it is also an ancient medicinal plant, it acts appetizing, promotes fat digestion, soothes the nerves and can relieve migraine.
Basil Napoletana Bollosa is one of the largest and most popular Italian varieties of basil. The vigorous plants have hand-sized, slightly wavy, rich green and very aromatic leaves. The taste is more intense than that of the well-known Genovese variety. This makes it ideal for pestos, salads and sauces, but also for meat and pasta dishes.
Sowing & Cultivation: Sow in March to April for growing under glass or from end of May on outdoors. Sow max. 2mm deep, 5-10 seeds per 12 cm containers. Outdoors sow 50 seeds per meter with a row distance of 25 cm. Basil needs a sunny, sheltered location and a nutrient-rich soil. Water regularly, but avoid waterlogging. When the plant begin to flower, they do not form new leaves, so you should remove the florescence. In the Mediterranean countries, basil grows for several years, but overwintering on the window sill is difficult because the plants usually get too little light and are susceptible to pests and diseases.
|Botanical name||Ocimum basilicum|
|Sowing||Mar-Apr under glass, end of May outdoors|
|Location||Sunny place and fertile soil with constant moisture|
|Harvesting||June to October|
|Lifespan||perennial (cultivated annual)|