Giant Basil

renais(nm)August 14, 2004

For those who like to eat giant plants, as well as grow them, I would recommend basil. There are several lettuce leaf types which will produce leaves 4-6 inches long and up to 4 inches wide. These plants make it easy to get enough basil for a good batch of pesto, or to wrap up food in basil for baking. Folks who see our large basil leaves and plants are always commenting on them.


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Hmmm, basil leaves for wrapping . . .that sounds interesting, actually.

    Bookmark   August 15, 2004 at 6:48AM
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Shravan_Debbad(z9 CA)

where can I get or buy seeds for giant basil?

    Bookmark   September 2, 2004 at 5:07AM
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Johnny's sells a couple of the lettuce leaf varieties, as does Pinetree. With no effort, you will be getting leaves that are 4-6 inches long. If you give the plant lots of room, fertilizer and water, the leaves will be bigger.

    Bookmark   September 2, 2004 at 6:30PM
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adrianag(AL z7) sells a great-tasting variety called Napoletano which has better flavor than any other lettuce leaf's I've tried.

    Bookmark   January 24, 2005 at 5:34AM
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