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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: 22
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0

90.9% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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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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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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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

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0 out of 2 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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