What are the pros? Scent, flavor, ease of growing
What are the cons? NOTHING!
I've been growing this for years, but am now giving a review. This has a lovely, spicy, basil flavor that is great for Italian dishes. It's a bit punchy on its own for pesto, but 1/3 of this with 2/3 milder sweet basil makes great pesto. It's easy to grow, keeps its flavor nicely for many months when frozen in olive oil (a zip lock bag, toss in leaves, coat with oil, then freeze). I've never dried it, but will try that this year, too. Doesn't require much care, loves the warmer temps of summer, and doesn't require much water. Watch out for Japanese Beetles, however: they seem to like Italian food! You HAVE to try this one, it's amazing.
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