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Basil - Blue Spice (75 seeds) (HB200) $2.50

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Basil - Blue Spice

         
 
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(Ocimum americanum) Vigorous plant with dense spikes of light purple flowers enclosed in showy deep purple bracts, making for an especially fine appearance in pots or in the garden. Heavy fragrance with spicy vanilla overtones that makes a pleasant contribution to both fruit salads and savory dishes.
 
Basil - Blue Spice
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 13
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0

92.3% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
South Florida
Location:
North Port, FL, United States
Date:
August 18, 2017
          5.0
 
Absolutely Amazing
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, prolific

What are the cons? None

Review:

This is the best basil I have ever grown! It takes very little care and is prolific. The plant is beautifully fragrant and seemed to be naturally resistant to aphids and other pests. All seeds germinated and the plants grew to be multiple feet in height and width. Butterflies and bees loved the flowers. By far my favorite plant I have grown from baker creek!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Nickname:
clanross
Location:
Lanexa, VA, United States
Date:
August 3, 2017
          5.0
 
Pollinator Magnet
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Everything but cooking

What are the cons? Not best for cooking

Review:

This is my number one bee magnet! This was my first time to grow this variety and it has been very successful. More pollinators on this than anything else in my garden. This basil was easy to start from seed and a vigorous grower. No disease problems at all. The fragrance is not a typical Italian or Thai basil type of scent. Oddly, I think it smells a bit like bubble gum and very strongly -- you don't even have to brush up against it or pick a leaf to clearly smell it. I hope to always grow this basil -- not for pesto or cooking, (the fragrance is pleasant, but not what I'm looking for for food), but because it attracts so many pollinators. I should add that it was my first basil to bloom and is still going strong. :)

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
CraZyPlantLady
Location:
California, MD, United States
Date:
January 10, 2017
          5.0
 
Aroma Flavor Amazing
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Aroma & Taste

What are the cons? No dislikes

Review:

I Adore The Aroma Of This Basil, And Love The Taste. I am not a fan of Thai Basil because it seems very pungent, I prefer milder flavors for Basil. It's not sweet, but not strong. The smell is heavenly. I had a very high germination rate and was easy to maintain. I will always save a spot for this lovely herb ??

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
AZGardenNoob
Location:
Bullhead City, AZ, United States
Date:
August 12, 2016
          5.0
 
Smells like vanilla and pie
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy, smells good

What are the cons? Furry, not that bad though

Review:

Wow, this is the most incredible basil I've ever grown! I don't even use basil that often, but I love the plants and they grow well in the Arizona so I grow about six varieties. When you rub the leaves the first thing that hits you is a dominant sweet smell of vanilla and a secondary sweet smell that reminds me of some kind of pie, but I can't quite put my finger on which kind. The leaves are medium sized (for a basil), minimally crinkled, and fuzzy. I have not used it in cooking yet, but only because it smells so wonderful that I've been trying to get it to grow larger. It is currently located in a greenhouse, but given that it is a basil, this would likely do well in other climates with hot summers.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Denise
Location:
Verona, WI, United States
Date:
August 2, 2016
          5.0
 
Beautiful prolific plants.
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? insects leave it alone

What are the cons? none

Review:

I grow many types of basil every year and this is the first year growing the Blue Spice Basil and WOW. The japanese beetles have eaten away at almost every plant of 6 varieties of basil in 3 different gardens I grow in, and yet the blue spice is untouched by any insects at all. The plants flower on sturdy stems and are great in flower arrangements. The basil itself is very aromatic and has a musky spicy smell that not only makes bouquets smell amazing, but it has a really good flavor in dishes and drinks. It is a very large prolific plant too, and I am drying a lot for use this winter - unlike other basils which lose their fragrance when dried, this retains its spicy basil fragrance and flavor. I think I might even try it in tea blends!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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