African Nunum Basil
(Ocimum gratisimum) Wonderful flavor, the best for pesto! A gigantic and sumptuous basil that is popular in African and Asian cuisines. This amazing plant has incredible flavor, a rich basil taste with oregano flavor. and a small kick of delicious spiciness! It is wonderful in salads, soups, pastas, vinegars, jellies, and killer pestos! We adore this wonderful variety also for its health properties! Popular in traditional medicine, it was clinically evaluated for its antibacterial properties. Our strain of this flavorsome plant comes from Ghana, an epicenter of basil genetics. We thank our grower Solomon Amuzu of Ghana.
- Sprouts in 6-10 Days
- Ideal Temperature: 70-85 Degrees F
- Seed Depth: 1/4"
- Plant Spacing: 14"
- Frost Hardy: No
- Ocimum gratisimum
Growing Tips: Thrives in heat. May be sown in place in long-summer areas, or started indoors and set out after last-frost date of spring. Remove flower buds promptly to prolong harvest.