Herbs A-E

Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 7

85.7% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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4 out of 5 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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18 out of 18 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Stu
Location:
Sterling, CT
Date:
November 17, 2014
          4.0
 
WoW
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? proliffoc, hardy

What are the cons? none

Review:

The name seems to match the scent. Very strong hardy plant that is not suceptable to pests like other basils. Suprisingly fuzzy with a unique sweet, spicy aroma that is dissimular to all other basils that we grow. I was also suprised at the hight this plant can reach, in comparison with thai and genoves basil. There seems to be a correlation between where we plant blue spice basil and a lack of woodchuck predation. Could be just a coinsidence, so further study is warranted.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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12 out of 12 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Meg
Location:
Pollock, LA
Date:
June 18, 2014
          5.0
 
WOW
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? beautiful smell

What are the cons? none

Review:

I filled 6 little seed-started pods with these seeds and all 6 pods had germination. And now that they have finally gotten a bit tall, I have clipped some to freeze and WOW!! Such a surprisingly sweet scent! I knew by the product description that it was a sweet variety of basil, but I had completely underestimated how sweet. People describe "vanilla" undertones but my nose smells something more berry-like. Maybe it's just me. But I didn't really notice until I cut some off. I think a lot of the sweetness comes from the stems and not the leaves, perhaps? Who knows. Anyway, I can't wait to use this in a chicken soup. I like putting brown sugar in my broth for that sweet chicken taste. Adding this sweet blue spice basil will be the perfect addition.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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16 out of 17 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
paulio
Location:
hasbrouck heights, NJ
Date:
March 10, 2014
          5.0
 
one of the most unique basils
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? the unique aroma

What are the cons? none!

Review:

i usually buy certain varieties when my intuition of a unique flavor is aroused. boy was i right! this basil is one of a kind! it has smaller leaves but it's big on flavor! had to keep a plant alive inside over the winter so it's ready to plant when it's warm enough. couldn't bare to let it die! also will be growing this for my volunteer community farm group as well! thanks again one of the best seed companies in the universe!!! p.s. i do agree it also makes a great tea!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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