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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:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 19
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0

89.5% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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0 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Heather from FL
Location:
Port Orange, FL, United States
Date:
May 12, 2018
          3.0
 
Potent Aroma
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, lots of flowers

What are the cons? Flavor, smell

Review:

I grew some of this between some of my tomatoes this year, mostly for the bees. (I read a bunch of the reviews that mentioned how much the bees enjoyed the flowers.) It came up like a champ and was easy to grow as most basil is. I find the smell overpowering. It's not terrible (other people liked it), but to me it smells almost sickeningly sweet. It set on LOTS of flowers which is what I primarily grew it for, but the bees seemed to prefer my melon and cucumber flowers more (not that I'm complaining). I did taste the leaves just to try them out and I was not a fan. My palate prefers other basils.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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7 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Frank
Location:
Egg Harbor Township, NJ, United States
Date:
February 23, 2018
          5.0
 
VANILLA BASIL
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Smells awesome

What are the cons? None yet

Review:

1 week germination under lights, 90% rate. 4 weeks in, these 1" plants smell pretty awesome to me. Id say vanilla with a slight basil aroma when the leaves are rubbed. Cant wait till they grow up.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Garden Girl 2
Location:
Wichita, KS, United States
Date:
January 6, 2018
          5.0
 
Intoxicating scent
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Amazing scent,

What are the cons? none

Review:

This basil is so incredibly aromatic--an amazing, exotic, spicy scent. (One reviewer said it smelled like grape and something else...I really didn't notice that.) To me it has its own unique scent. I just love it. Seemed to germinate well, too. The seeds are easy to save.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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10 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Jmickster029
Location:
st. louis, MO, United States
Date:
October 17, 2017
          5.0
 
Fragrant Prolific
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? Plant it and it will Grow

What are the cons? The smell can be overpowering

Review:

Easy to grow; throw it down and up it will come. The fragrance is wonderful , however quite powerful; reminds you almost of grape juice mixed with something else? Hard to explain. Bees LOVE this Blue Spice variety! We hadnt seen bees since we moved here but they were everywhere around our house and the attraction was clearly the Blue Spice basil ! Since every seed we put down came up, we truly enjoyed the dainty purple flowers and encourage anyone to use it in light EVOO and herb pasta dishes and a little in a salad does in fact add tasty dimension. Good stuff! A Keepr indeed.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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7 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Amber Z.
Location:
Maple Grove, MN, United States
Date:
October 8, 2017
          5.0
 
Wonderful variety
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? long lasting

What are the cons? none

Review:

Compact, bushy plant. Don't be afraid if it starts flowering- it doesn't slow growth down at all. The bees love the flowers. This plant continued to grow right to the frost. The vanilla notes are quite fragrant and unique!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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