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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: 10
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5

90.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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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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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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Nickname:
jenny wren
Location:
Milton nh, northeast new england, United States Minor Outlying Islands
Date:
May 8, 2016
          5.0
 
blue spice basil
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? great spice to have on hand.

What are the cons? none!

Review:

Great for soups, breads, mojitos, cut bouquets and just to have on hand!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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6 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
dean
Location:
Columbiana, AL, United States
Date:
October 25, 2015
          5.0
 
Blue Spice Basil/African Basil
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Bee forage all growing season.

What are the cons? sometimes smell overwhelming

Review:

The bees hit it all spring, summer and now in the fall. I'm in central alabama and we haven't had a decent rain in about six weeks, hurray huricane patricia, so i tend to doubt the bees are getting overwhelming amounts of nectar, but a truckload of orangish reddish pollen. The minor/wolf bees, carpentar bees, honey bees, and at least three other bees/wasps are hitting it. The smell, while undoubtedly sweet can be almost overwhelming. It smells to me like some kind of artificial candy flavor. I grew three plants in a spread next to some strawberries and about eight under some wild dagga, and man alive they went nuts. Several feet of spread. "Oh and the bees, clouds of sulfar, and hummingbirds hit the heck out of the wild dagga.)

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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9 out of 11 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
SimpleGiftsFarm
Location:
Addy, WA, United States
Date:
April 22, 2015
          5.0
 
Wonderfully scented basil
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Loved using with cut flowers!

What are the cons? Nothing

Review:

My sister introduced me to this basil last year. We direct seeded it into the garden in our northern climate and it grew well all summer. The scent is absolutely amazing and the flower stalks are very pretty. I loved using it in cut flower arrangments. I would reccomend this to anyone!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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