Basil 'Sweet Italian'
Sweet Italian is part of the Ocimum genus and is a Basil variety. Its scientific name is Ocimum basilicum 'Sweet Italian'. A type of Herb, it mainly grows as an Annual plant - which means it typically only grows best for a single growing season. Sweet Italian is known for growing with a forb-like habit to a height of approximately 45.0 cm (that's 1.46 feet in imperial).
Typically, Sweet Italian Basil is normally fairly low maintenance and can thus be quite easy to grow - only a basic level of care is required throughout the year to ensure it thrives. Being aware of the basic growing conditions this plant likes (soil, sun and water) will result in a strong and vibrant plant.
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How to grow Basil 'Sweet Italian'
Growing Sweet Italian from seed
By our calculations, you should look at sowing Sweet Italian about 20 days before your last frost date.
Transplanting Sweet Italian
Harvesting Sweet Italian
Basil 'Sweet Italian' information
How long does Sweet Italian take to grow?
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