What are the pros? Compact size, flavor, rooting
What are the cons? Can be slow to germinate
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.
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