Basil 'Spicy Globe'
Spicy Globe is a popular variety of Basil, which belongs to the Ocimum genus (Ocimum basilicum 'Spicy Globe'). It is an Herb and is treated mainly as a Annual, This means that it grows best over the course of a single year. Spicy Globe is known for growing with a forb-like habit to a height of approximately 45.0 cm (that's 1.46 feet in imperial).
India is believed to be where Spicy Globe originates from.
Spicy Globe Basil is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.
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How to grow Basil 'Spicy Globe'
Pinch terminal shoots to encourage branching.
Harvest leaves before flowering occurs, or they will be bitter.
Growing Spicy Globe from seed
Cover with finely sieved compost.Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 0.5 inches (1.27 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.12 inches (0.3 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 10°C / 50°F to ensure good germination.
By our calculations, you should look at sowing Spicy Globe about 20 days before your last frost date.
Transplanting Spicy Globe
Plant out when frost risk has passed.Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Spicy Globe is a half hardy plant.
By our calculations, you should look at planting out Spicy Globe about 21 days after your last frost date.
Harvesting Spicy Globe
Basil 'Spicy Globe' information
How long does Spicy Globe take to grow?
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The word basil means “king” in Greek – it is believed to have grown above the spot where St. Constantine and Helen discovered the Holy Cross.
Jewish folklore says that basil adds strength while fasting.
Popular varieties of Basil
- Italian Large Leaf
- Red Rubin
- Dark Opal
- Purple Ruffles
- Purple Dark Opal
View the complete variety list for Basil »
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