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Basil - Blue Spice (75 seeds) (HB200) $2.50

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Basil - Blue Spice

         
 
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A SUPER FRAGRANT VARIETY! (O. americanum) Vigorous plant with dense spikes of light purple flowers enclosed in showy deep purple bracts, making for an especially fine appearance in pots or in the garden. Heavy fragrance with spicy vanilla overtones that makes a pleasant contribution to both fruit salads and savory dishes. The most fragrant basil.
 
Basil - Blue Spice
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 24
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0

91.7% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Zone 7b gardener
Location:
Raleigh, NC, United States
Date:
October 1, 2018
          5.0
 
Pungent and prolific
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Hardy, pungent

What are the cons? none

Review:

Hardy, prolific, and a strong, incredible aroma! All around one of the best plants I’ve had the pleasure of growing.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Ash Darkgod
Location:
Eureka Springs, AR, United States
Date:
September 4, 2018
          5.0
 
A great gourmet basil
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Sweet and unique flavors.

What are the cons? Lackluster germenation

Review:

A very hardy basil. This was one of my worst growing years. Late cold snaps, drought, heat waves, fields flooding and benign neglect have all failed to kill this species of basil. The flavor and smell are unique and for an experienced cook hold huge gourmet potentials. It is amazing Paired with psopasada(sp) salami, and can stand for sweat nuts in a pesto or baking recipe. The flavor is simular to a purple basil paired with black walnut. The scent is a little spicier and makes wonderful drink toppers. The only maintenance required is topping to keep them producing. They like heavy watering and from mid summer to late fall produce a harvest weekly. For flavoring dishes i suggest starting with smaller amounts as the flavor is strong and easily imparted in fat or cream. If your not a huge fan of the sweatness cut it 1 to 3 with a spicer basil like the lettace leaf basil or Italian basil to tone down the sweatness and impart the unique flavors to a dish.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
JRocks
Location:
Yucaipa, CA, United States
Date:
July 30, 2018
          5.0
 
Bees love blue spice basil
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Attracts bees

What are the cons? None

Review:

This basil brings all kinds of bees. I set it in my community garden and I am seeing bees and other pollinators I've never seen before. I'm impressed by the way this basil is pest free- no aphids, very few catipillars, no gophers. Yet the beneficial insects are all over this plant. It self sows and lives through the Winter in zone 9. I highly recommend this basil and hope you'll give it a try.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Patty Pan
Location:
Zone 8b, GA, United States
Date:
July 29, 2018
          5.0
 
Amazing fragrance
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy, very fragrant, sweet

What are the cons? None

Review:

I love this basil because of its aroma, which is strong and because of its flavor, which is sweet. It complements anything that has a bitter taste to it. I add it to my salads, my teas, and my yogurt. I have to remember not to fertilize it so much. I find that too much fertilizer for herbs makes them hard and bitter. This one is a winner and I will continue to grow it. It can be sown or it can be transplanted. I did it both ways. I sowed a bunch of seeds in a pot and let them grow to about 3 inches and took them out and moved them to another spot in my garden and watered them. They didn't even blink. I highly recommend this basil for sweet dishes or to add sweetness to a dish.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Miguelito
Location:
PAYSON, UT, United States
Date:
June 21, 2018
          5.0
 
Smells Tastes of Bubble Gum.
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Smells & taste like bubble gum

What are the cons? None

Review:

I started growing this basil along with 7 other basils to see if the flavor would transfer itself into the tomatoes. Anyway when I cut off a few leaves it tasted and smelled like my childhood memories of Double Bubble Bubble Gum. It grew well hasn't flowered yet, but so far I have no complaint's.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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