Lettuce Leaf Basil


About- Originating in Japan, Lettuce Leaf Basil is known for its enormous leaf size, and a more mild flavor and aroma. The large leaves make this Basil a great candidate to use in the place of Lettuce, for fresh wraps, or a big batch of Pesto.

When and Where to Plant- Start seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Transplant when evening temps are above 45 degrees. Start seeds outdoors in late Spring when the soil temp has warmed. Choose a warm, full sun location with rich, well-draining soil.

Care and Harvest- Basil does not need much, if any, fertilization. Be sure to keep the soil damp, but not soggy. You can start to harvest from your Basil plant when it is 6-8" tall. Harvest frequently to encourage more growth. 

Planting Depth- 1/4"

Days to Germination- 7-10

Seed Spacing- 1"

Plant Spacing- 12"

Spacing Between Rows- 12"

Days to Maturity- 60-90

Approximate Seeds per Pkt- 300