A classic Italian Genovese basil with a tidy compact habit. A superb container variety, Mammolo has been bred to have an exceptionally high leaf to stem ratio and a compact growth habit. The short internodes mean that plants are super bushy, free of undesirable leggy stems and a rangy habit. Leaves are large with a classic Italian basil aroma and flavor, without the minty smell and flavor that some experience with Italian basils. This variety is respected by large-scale growers in Italy, who need a uniform, vigorous basil with gold-standard flavor to please the discerning local palate for basil. A market grower’s favorite and a must have for those growing in pots.
- 8-12 hours of Sun
- Sprouts in 6-10 Days
- Ideal Temperature: 70-85 Degrees F
- Seed Depth: 1/4"
- Plant Spacing: 8-12"
- Frost Hardy: No
- Ocimum basilicum
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.