Herbs A-E

Overall Rating:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 5

80.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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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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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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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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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Emily
Location:
Cape Elizabeth, ME
Date:
October 2, 2013
          4.0
 
Love this basil
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Fabulous fragrance

What are the cons? None

Review:

Wonderful tea, excellent in Salads and flower arrangements. I just want to bury my head in this plant. My favorite plant for 2013

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Unkown
Location:
La Plata, MO
Date:
July 26, 2013
          3.0
 
Sun Tea Herb
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Productivity

What are the cons? Bolting

Review:

If you are looking for a genovise basil this not the one to buy. Because it has a very different flavor and leaf texture. I found though that it makes not to bad tasting sun tea,made with peppermint,spearmint and fresh blueberries. I took mostly blue spice basil in amount,than Peppermint,than spearmint,until a glass gallon jar was about 1/8 full(for a stronger tea I would use more)than filled it with filtered water about half way. After that I added maybe two Tablesoons of blueberries and sqaushed them with my fingers to open them up to release their juice,than I added them to the jar and let it sit in the sun all day. I hope this gives you an idea of what can be done with it. Because I really didn't know what to use it for since it wasn't a huge succes in fruit salad for me.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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