Basil - Fino verde

Fino verde basil

Ocimum basilicum

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 
Height 40cm 
Spacing: Conventional 30cm Biointensive 20cmSquare ft 1 
Position Full sun 

Category: culinary herbs, herbs, salad

Type: Seeds

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