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BASIL - SWEET

Sweet Basil on the deck railing gardenBy Eli Christman CC BY 2.0 (Photo Credits)
Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum
Description

Regularly, the more you harvest the more it will produce. If kept warm and harvested often you may even get 10 months worth of Basil leaves. Choose a sunny site with well-drained soil, amend with well-rotted manure or compost. Basil Sweet, originally from India, is best known as a culinary herb prominently featured in Italian cuisine, and also plays a major role in the Northeast Asian cuisine of Taiwan and the Southeast Asian cuisines of Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos. Depending on the species and cultivar, the leaves may taste somewhat like anise, with a strong, pungent, often sweet smell.

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Height: 5-10cm
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Preferred Climate

Tropical, Subtropical, Warm Temperate, Cool Temperate, Arid (Dry)
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)

0-1m

Plants required to Pollinate

1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?

Sometimes

Amount of leaves in Winter?

All Leaves (Evergreen)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas

WA

Suitability in Pots

Yes

Water Requirements

Moderate Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree?

Dwarf (1/2 Normal Size)

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest

First Year

Sun or Shade

Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type

Good Drainage

Soil pH

Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months

January, February, March, April, September, October, November, December

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Basil - Sweet (Seedling) 10/10

Liamsbirds's Edible Fruits
Update: 2153 days 20hrs

Comments: -

Because it has a beautiful smell

Fruiting Months January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Planted: 2014

Height 30 Centimetres

Qty: 3

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pruned By: 10% in Autumn, Winter, Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Seaweed Solution

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Organic Status:Organic


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CairnsGal1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3243 days 15hrs

Comments: -

save seeds and replant. continuous supply.

Planted: 2011

Growing: In a Pot

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Basil - Sweet (Seedling) 10/10

Estar's Edible Fruits
Update: 2625 days 24hrs

Comments: - Yum

Pollination: No

Organic Status:Organic


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Minh's Edible Fruits
Update: 3026 days 22hrs


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Basil - Sweet (Seedling) 9/10

TheCrabShack1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2442 days 19hrs

Comments: - Wonder spring summer herb.  Bruscetta time!  Pesto and so on.  Easy to grow and looks lovely.  Grew it last year without any issues.

Fruiting Months January, February, March, October, November, December

Planted: 2012

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

First Fruited: 1 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring


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VF1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2904 days 7hrs

Comments: - Such a versatile herb - great in Asian and European style cooking, and also fresh in salads.  I  grow a variety - Sweet, Thai, Cinnamon and Lime - each year; these are annuals. Am trying this year a perrenial variety too - Greek Columnar (see how it goes). Great plant to attract bees to garden.

Fruiting Months January, February, March, April, May, June, October, November, December

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 5

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: General all-purpose

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control:

Pick off occassional grass-hoppers.


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Kathy2's Edible Fruits
Update: 3075 days 15hrs

Comments: -

Basil pesto is one of my favourite things in the kitchen. Garlic, basil, balsamic, brown sugar, olive oil and parmesan. Yummers.


Summer 2011: The basil has taken ages to come up from seed this year. I hope that I get a decent crop otherwise there will be no pesto for winter!


Growing: In a Pot

Pollination: No


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Basil - Sweet (Seedling) 10/10

Birdybooo1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2837 days 1hrs

Comments: -

I grow mine from seeds. Super easy! Just pop some into a pot in late winter and place the pots somewhere warm. Keep it moist and well fed. When the weather warms up a little, plant them into the garden and watch them grow.  Or just scattered the seeds directly into the garden during spring. They are so easy to look after. I never need to water them even during the hottest days of the year. I don't fertilise them, they seem to be happy with whatever is in the soil.

I grow them next to my tomatoes, they work well together. The basils never seem to have issues with pest or disease.

I also grow Thai Basils, Cinnamon Basils, Lemon Basils, Lime Basils, Licorice Basils, Greek Basils, Opal Basils and Purple Basils. Other than the Thai Basils, all the others are super easy to germinate from seeds. I find the Thai Basils require a bit more heat to germinate.

Planted: 2012

Height 40 Centimetres

Qty: 20

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Never

Organic Status:Organic


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Devi's Edible Fruits
Update: 2795 days 4hrs

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 4

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring


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Basil - Sweet (Seedling) 9/10

Denice's Edible Fruits
Update: 2016 days 24hrs

Comments: - Self Sows

Fruiting Months August, September, October, November, December

Planted: 2012

Height 1 metres

Qty: 4

First Fruited: 1 Months From Seed

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 100% in

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Worm Tea

Organic Status:Partially Organic

Question: Any way to slow it down from bolting to seed?


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Basil - Sweet 8/10

Matt's Edible Fruits
Update: 2012 days 4hrs

Planted: 2014

Water Given in: Spring


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Waynemeg091's Edible Fruits
Update: 1239 days 20hrs

Comments: - For asian cooking

Planted: 2017

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 6

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No

Pest Control: Seasol and seasol powerfeed as needed for new seedlings and seasol for heat conditions. 

Organic Status:Certified


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Basil - Sweet 9/10

Tree Lea's Edible Fruits
Update: 1047 days 1hrs

Comments: - Fresh herbs! Yum!!

Planted: 2017

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Worm Juice

Organic Status:Organic


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Basil - Sweet (Seedling) 8/10

Idzi1's Edible Fruits
Update: 1023 days 17hrs

Planted: 2017

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun


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BlackThumbed's Edible Fruits
Update: 933 days 19hrs

Comments: - Sweet smelling and oh-so-good on pizza!

Fruiting Months January, February, March, April, October, November, December

Planted: 2017

Height 0.2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Pruned By: 25% in Summer, Autumn, Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Certified


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JuicyPumpkins1's Edible Fruits
Update: 145 days 1hrs

Comments: - Must have in a Herb Garden. Easy to propagate and a delicious additionj to so many dishes.

Height 25 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 3

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No

Organic Status:Organic


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