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Eritrean Basil
 
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Basil - Eritrean (40 seeds) (HB231) $2.50

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Basil - Eritrean

         
 
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Native to the small country of Eritrea on the horn of Africa, this strong scented and beautiful basil was introduced to Seed Savers Exchange by an exchange student from Africa. Plants are compact reaching 30 inches tall with spicy aroma and cream to pink colored flowers. Used in traditional African cuisine.
 
Basil - Eritrean
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 2
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Sky
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Date:
June 9, 2018
          5.0
 
Clove Basil AKA Eritrean
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Smell, Taste, Everything

What are the cons? n/a

Review:

Grew these in Toronto Ontario on a balcony in baskets. Hot full sun, water once a day, twice on heatwaves. All items I grow are in containers and all my reviews are bias towards that. This was a impulse buy and I have never been happier to have done it. I love this basil. It is one of my Favorites if not top favorite to eat thus far. I find its flavor goes so well with crackers and cheese a great snack for on the go days it pairs well with any tomato. even if it starts to flower I just eat the blooms. They are sweet and tasty then pinch back the stalk to encourage branching out. I have saved seeds from last years plants and they are growing true to form, this year may not save seed, growing about 5 types of basil and cross pollination is bound to happen on my deck. All herbs love abuse so pinch when young to create beautiful plentiful plants. Transplant friendly but best if sown direct.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Disease Controller
Location:
Atlanta, GA, United States
Date:
May 8, 2018
          5.0
 
Needs heat
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Strong sprouts

What are the cons? will not sprout in cold

Review:

I spread 30 seeds over the surface of a 24" rectangular box with Miracle Gro veg and herbs garden soil and superficially mixed into soil. Sowed on April 2nd. First sprouts 11 days later. Eventually 17 sprouts would emerge. There was a cold snap after planting and the sprouts didn't grow. I thought they might die but when it warmed up they took off. I started spraying soil to keep moist with filtered tap water after sowing until they emerged then relied on rain which is plentiful in spring here. No pest problems or even a hint of wilt in direct sun. The little Herculean sprouts will push out from under larger pieces of organic material. They'll grow fast so I wouldn't plant so early as they appear to respond well to heat and humidity. Will update with progress and hopefully a culinary review.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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