Evivi Ntor Basil

This peppery and piquant heirloom, traditionally grown by the people of the Ewe tribe in Ghana, West Africa, presents a concerto of delightful aromas and possesses many delicious culinary uses. Evivi Ntor means “very tasty” in the Ewe language and we must agree! The flavor is floral with a hint of pine and citrus, nuanced and bold! This particular variety is among many others in the area that are disappearing. It is traditionally used in soup, stew, sauce, juices and also to flavor local drinks. We have found this unique and delicious basil to be a stellar choice for culinary experimentation! Solomon Amuzu, of Call to Nature Permaculture in Ghana, received a sample of seeds from an 86-year-old Ewe woman, and he has decided to revive and proliferate this treasured basil before it is lost. Image of Solomon Amuzu courtesy of Kamasah Godwin.

  • 6-12 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.

$4.00
Availability: Out of stock
Minimum Seed Count: 35
SKU
HB310
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