The Italian Large Leaf Basil plant will produce medium to large leaves that can measure up to 4″ long! It is of heriloom variety and is extremely fragrant and used widely in the culinary industry. If you’re a lover of basil, this would be a good variety to plant in your garden.
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.