Basil Napoletano
Basil Napoletano Basil Napoletano

Basil Napoletano

Ocimum basilicum

Classic Italian Basil with large leaves that are light or dark green and deeply wrinkled and also often called lettuce-leaf Basil. A little less peppery than Sweet Genovese Basils, this is also a popular Basil for pesto. The flavour is intense, distinctive, mellow and rich with a very sweet aroma unlike most big leaf basils. This is the variety most commonly grown in the Naples region of Italy and gives an authentic touch to Italian cooking! Suitable for use in anything containing tomatoes or tomato sauce, also for meats, fish, vegetables, soups, salads and refreshing beverages. 

  • Part Used: Leaf
  • Uses: Seasoning, Edible, Medicine
  • Approx. 100 seeds
Product Code: HBS05
Availability: 82
Price: Rs 99
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Days to Germinate 10 to 15

Germination Temperature 18 to 33 °C

Sowing Depth 1/16 in. Just cover – sprinkle a fine layer of the sowing media or vermiculite over the seeds after sowing

Sowing Method Direct sow, transplant recommended

Sowing Media / Soil Type Well drained

Water Moderately depending upon the soil and climatic conditions – keep the soil moist but not too wet

Sun Prefers full sun – tolerates shade partially

Notes Keep watering to a minimum until germination occurs. Once germinated, water sparingly to prevent seedlings from rotting. Basil is a good companion plant: it repels aphids and fruit flies from other plants, as well as houseflies from the kitchen. Plant them between tomato plant and other vegetables they will also add to the flavour of the other vegetables and plants. Ideal for pots. Pinch them out to give the leaves underneath an opportunity to grow and produce a healthy bushy plant. Prune every 2 to 3 weeks to get vigorous foliage.

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