Mammoth Basil

Ocimum basilicum

 

Growing Zones 4-10
  • Height: 18-24″
  • Width: 12-18″
  • Spacing:  6-8″
  • Bloom Time: Mid-Late Summer
  • Location: Full Sun
  • Water:  Average

 

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Description

The beginnings of a culinary masterpiece! Hailed by the chefs of Italy, we bring you the largest-leaved basil we have seen. Sought after for its culinary wrapping qualities, Mammoth Sweet has large yellow-green leaves with slight puckering and the most heavenly aroma

Mulch your basil plants to retain moisture after the soil has warmed. Pinch plantsfrequently to encourage bushy growth, and pinch off flower heads regularly so plants put their energy into foliage production. Grow a few basil plants in containers so you can bring them indoors before fall frost. Use like Sweet Basil, cooked or fresh; popular in Italian and Asian cuisines.