83.3% would recommend this item to a friend.
4 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:
What are the pros? Loved using with cut flowers!
What are the cons? Nothing
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!
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11 out of 11 people found the following review helpful:
What are the pros? proliffoc, hardy
What are the cons? none
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.
5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:
What are the pros? beautiful smell
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.
7 out of 8 people found the following review helpful:
What are the pros? the unique aroma
What are the cons? none!
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!
What are the pros? Fabulous fragrance
What are the cons? None
Wonderful tea, excellent in Salads and flower arrangements. I just want to bury my head in this plant. My favorite plant for 2013