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Basil - Blue Spice (100 seeds) (HB200) $2.75

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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: 28
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0

89.3% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Coastal Gardener
Location:
Edna Bay, AK, United States
Date:
January 29, 2019
          5.0
 
Blue spice of amazingness
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? Scent, growth, taste

What are the cons? None

Review:

This basil is wonderful! I've grown it now for several seasons and it's one of my favorite tea herbs. I especially love infusing it into simple honey syrup along with rosemary for cocktails! The plant can be rather beautiful with it's long flower spikes. Working in the garden is a pleasure each time you happen to disturb it which fills the area with a wonderful scent. Easily produces seeds and is easily grown, very robust growth once it has a good root system and can be cut repeatedly. I've kept one parent plant alive now by bringing it indoors for a second season. Ill be rooting some clones this year to speed up my harvest time. Highly recommend for bees, teas and wonderful aroma!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

4 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
TRO
Location:
Chicago, IL, United States
Date:
January 20, 2019
          2.0
 
Reservations...
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy, pretty, hardy

What are the cons? Hate the fragrance

Review:

Grew super easily from seed, tall, bushy, open plants that the bees loved. Problem is, it not only doesn’t taste like basil at all, it has an odd, musty, mothball/catnip/musk fragrance that totally turns my stomach. Might be just me, but I was really disappointed and couldn’t use any of it culinarily. Also, the leaves are slightly fuzzy so the texture to eat is off-putting. If you’re using it in the kitchen, skip this and get a more standard basil.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

12 out of 12 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Y.G.
Location:
Flushing, NY, United States
Date:
December 9, 2018
          5.0
 
The same as Ethiopian basil
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Great fragrance

What are the cons? Less fragrant than besobela

Review:

I was curious about this type of basil and ordered a seed packet, and grew a couple of these seeds under my grow lights to see what the plant would look like. I was surprised to discover that this basil is the same plant as the Ethiopian basil called besobela which is used in the stews there. The structure, growth habits, flower ringlets and shape, and scent are the same as besobela. The plants are compact and go to flower quickly and will reseed if given the opportunity. The only difference between these plants and the besobela are the flower colors are a light purple shade compared to the besobela which have a pale pink-white color. While the blue spice is fragrant, the fragrance of my new plants are slightly less strong than the plants I grew from the seeds I have from Ethiopia. They both have that slightly spicy, clove-like scent, although others have told me they smell kind of like bubble gum. I would recommend using this plant if you cannot get besobela seeds from Ethiopia.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

7 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Wolfie
Location:
Omaha, NE, United States
Date:
October 27, 2018
          5.0
 
Tastes like krishna tulsi
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow.

What are the cons? none

Review:

This is one of the best, most flavorful basil I've ever tasted. It makes wonderful tea! I've shared plant starts with friends and they also rave about the flavor. *One note. This variety reseeds if left to go to seed. Which is great if you love it and want to share plants (which I did).

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

10 out of 10 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
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