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Basil - Emily (150 seeds) (HB194) $2.50

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Basil - Emily

         
 
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Compact version of the classic Genovese type that is superior for pot culture, having shorter stem-length between leaf nodes. Widely recognized to be longer-lasting when cut, all of which make "Emily" a better subject for market growers and home gardeners.
 
Basil - Emily
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 17
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

94.1% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Fields363
Location:
St. Albans, WV, United States
Date:
August 9, 2017
          5.0
 
Excellent Production
Easy to Grow 2.5
EarlyMaturity 2.5
 

What are the pros? Produced a lot

What are the cons? Odd to start

Review:

Started in doors in April, not many were liking life. First time gardening, I lost most of them early but once summer came into full heat, they enjoyed the evening sun. I harvested two plants about 4 times and each time the branches regrew about 15 more inches. Very nice fragrance.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
SP
Location:
Zone 8A, GA, United States
Date:
March 21, 2017
          5.0
 
Great little basil
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? easy to grow, compact, flavor

What are the cons? none

Review:

Great basil that is easy to grow. This is a keeper.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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7 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Skye
Location:
Houston, TX, United States
Date:
August 15, 2016
          5.0
 
Handles heat of Houston
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros? Handles heat and rain

What are the cons? Takes time to establish

Review:

I love this basil, it performs much better than the other Italian types I have tried. It remains pretty small and stubby until the heat sets in and then it begins to bush up nicely. I transplanted into hugelbeds that remain really dry during July & August and it has held up to the blistering heat we have here in the summer. I'm trying to see which plants handle the monsoon/drought cycles that we have here and this one passes the test (so does the Greek Basil). It's a keeper.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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7 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Julia L.
Location:
Lexington, KY, United States
Date:
July 16, 2016
          5.0
 
Powerhouse of a little basil
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Compact size, flavor, rooting

What are the cons? Can be slow to germinate

Review:

I have had nothing but success with this basil! The seeds were somewhat slow to germinate and establish, but once they did they went nuts. Cuttings taken during routine pruning root extremely readily and without any additives or effort. Just stick them in a glass of water in a sunny location for a while; roots will grow from the entire submerged length of the stem. The smell of the Emily basil is phenomenal, handily beating the Large Leaf Italian basil that I am also growing. Brushing against it releases an explosion of scent. The flavor is intense but not overwhelming. Plants have so far been leggier than I was anticipating but still very acceptable for growing in pots, and much more compact than the other basils I am growing. The leaves are generous, too! Full-sized ones have been around 3.5" long, bigger than my Large Leaf has been. Definitely a new staple for my garden and kitchen.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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3 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
M.
Location:
Millville, NJ, United States
Date:
September 24, 2015
          3.0
 
Emily Basil
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Good flavour.

What are the cons? Rangy plants, small leaves.

Review:

I found the Emily basil plants to be rangy. Unlike most other basils I've grown, when pinched, the Emily basil plants did not readily make more leaves. The plant description prepared me for "compact" plants, but the leaves were nothing near the size of a Genovese basil leaves. For me, the two good feature of Emily basil are the flavour of the basil and the attractiveness of the plant. As I have unplanted seeds, I'll try again. After all, this IS a basil!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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