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Basil - Persian (75 seeds) (HB207) $2.50

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Basil - Persian

         
 
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Really interesting and flavorful! Known as Reyhan throughout the varied nations of southwestern Asia. Has a distinctive aroma, both lemony and spice like.
 
Basil - Persian
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 7
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

85.7% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
PhoenixAZ
Location:
Phoenix, AZ, United States
Date:
April 29, 2018
          5.0
 
Gourmet flavor
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Gourmet flavor, fast growth!

What are the cons? None

Review:

My plants are still only a few leaf sets high, and we've had about two weeks of upper 90s in April, but with daily watering, they're happy! Today I sampled the three basils I am growing (the other two being Baker's lettuce leaf basil and a small Greek basil I found at H.D. before seeing that Baker Creek sells seeds for it) and from these young plants, the Persian is my favorite by far--good enough to eat straight--even though the other two will certainly be used, as well. The leaves smell wonderful--like black licorice--but the flavor was unexpected based on fragrance--mild at first then came the gourmet flavors which I can't begin to describe. There was a Greek basil (probably not the mini bush basil based on today's taste test) that was once my favorite, but I've found a new one--this one is unlike anything I've had in a basil and very 'expensive' tasting.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

4 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
g
Location:
Bend, OR, United States
Date:
January 1, 2018
          3.0
 
not impressed
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Flavor isn't bad. Easy to grow

What are the cons? Bland.Small leaves.

Review:

Persian basil was very easy to grow and did quite well even in the least amended part of my garden (almost no compost).I just didn't find the flavor interesting enough to give it garden space a second time. Also, the tiny leaves were much harder to strip off the stems than my standby Genovese. The ground squirrels also preferred the Genovese but thankfully didn't find it until I'd already harvested enough for the year's pesto.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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15 out of 15 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Joe M
Location:
Bloomfield, NJ, United States
Date:
November 3, 2017
          5.0
 
Spectacular
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Superior beauty, flavor

What are the cons? I can't grow it in winter

Review:

I added this variety to my cart last winter, expecting to grow two plants for the appearance rather than anything else. I was not prepared to discover my new favorite variety of basil. Aside from the stunning beauty of the full, strong growing, purple tipped plants, these have astounding flavor. It's less grassy, less cloying than common "sweet basil" and has a sophisticated, more peppery overtone. Whereas some basil types can smell almost skunky, this has a brighter scent. We loved it in chicken meatballs, and I would grow it every year for that alone, even if it wasn't a showstopper in a garden bed.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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13 out of 13 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Robyn
Location:
Johnson Creek, WI, United States
Date:
December 26, 2016
          5.0
 
reliable
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? grows well

What are the cons? none

Review:

I love fresh basil, especially Thai basil, Indian basil, etc. - which can be very hard to find in the local farmer's markets. I grow a little of every variety I can find. For multiple years, the Persian basil has been the most reliable, and seems very tolerant of my "benign neglect" method of gardening. Flavor is good too.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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22 out of 24 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Red Wiggler
Location:
Philly area, PA, United States
Date:
October 15, 2015
          5.0
 
Robust flavor fastgrowing
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Grows quickly

What are the cons? not very sweet basil-like

Review:

This is a wonderful herb that adds a lot of flavor. It has oregano-like overtones, a hint of anise, and lots of peppery spiciness. As long as you don't expect it to taste like common sweet basil, it's wonderful. Very easy to grow due to disease- and pest-resistance and vigor, it grows very quickly compared to the other kinds of basil I planted. I sowed it very late--well into August, and I was able to use it in the kitchen within weeks and it's still producing leaves. To compare, I planted some sweet basil at the same time hoping to be able to eke out a late crop, and it never got mature enough to use and has pretty much stopped growing at this point. Terrific in any kind of Middle Eastern or Asian dishes. I will definitely be planting this regularly in my garden. Germinates quickly and well.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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