Basil 'Sweet Italian Large Leaf'
Authentic Neapolitan type is perfect for pesto.
Height: 22-24 in
Whether it's terrific lemony flavor or long-lasting ornamental shows you're looking for, this All-America Selections winner fits the bill. Vigorous and fast-growing, large-leafed Sweet Dani adds more flavor in culinary usage, thanks to up to 75% more total essential oils than standard lemon basil varieties. An added bonus is the white-flowered spikes. Leaves or flowers can be sprinkled in salads, used to brew tea, or added to recipes that call for lemon or basil.
Sweet Dani Lemon Basil is vigorous and fast-growing. It has a terrific lemony flavor, and works great as a long-lasting edible ornamental.
Growing Tips for Homeowners:
Water as needed all season to keep soil evenly moist, keeping your eye out for the first sign of wilt. Wilting is a sure sign that your basil needs water. Feed with a vegetable fertilizer to ensure your bountiful harvest.
Characteristics & Attributes:
- Full Sun