Fino verde basil
c. 650 seeds = 1 gram
Refined looks, elegant features and a sophisticated flavour, Fino verde is a real connoisseur’s basil. This lovely compact basil bush looks breathtaking in containers. Small, narrow leaves are sweeter and more tender than the large leaf varieties with a hint of
spice. Fino verde makes insanely good pesto.
Start sowing in October and transplant the last of your Fino verde outside in early January. Basil needs a warm position with full sun, good soil, drainage and heat. Being the darling that it is, doesn’t like to be shaded by other plants. Add more compost if the
leaves aren’t deep green. Pinch out tops throughout growing to encourage strong, bushy plants.
Sow period October to December for outdoor planting
Soil temp for germ. Above 21°C
Germ. time 7 days
Plant initially in Trays
Approx no. of weeks in 1st tray 2
Depth of 2nd tray 8cm
Approx no. of weeks in 2nd tray 3
Time till harvest: Micro 3 weeks Mighty 6 weeks
Spacing: Conventional 30cm Biointensive 20cmSquare ft 1
Position Full sun