Variety: Basil

Basil

Variety Overview

Basil works well with tomatoes, squash, cabbage, beans, pasta, poultry, pesto or spaghetti sauce, pizza or seafood. Handle it with care as its leaves are delicate. Basil blends well with garlic, lemon, fennel, marjoram, oregano, thyme and curry.

Characteristics

  • Herbs
  • Cooking Vegetables
  • Heart-shaped bright green leaves on a slender central stem

  • Slightly peppery or spicy, with warm, sweet notes

  • Basil leaves can be about half an inch to four inches long

  • Vibrant green

  • Heart-shaped leaves

  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Year-round

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