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Basil 'Dolce vita mix'    

Ocimum basilicum

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Dolce vita mix is part of the Ocimum genus and is a Basil variety. Its scientific name is Ocimum basilicum 'Dolce vita mix'. This variety typically blooms in the following colours:   Lavender blush. The mature flowers are of a Single form. The leaves of this particular variety normally show as   Grade 1 Paint Green and   Tyrian purple colour.

The six types have distinct characteristics, most often indicated by the name. Geneovese is the typical basil you would have with tomato and mozzarella or in a standard pesto.
Includes: Cinnamon, Tall Lemon, Lime, Purple Petra, Genovese and Mammoth basil varieties in equal parts.

This variety is an Herb that typically grows as an Annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year. Dolce vita mix 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, Dolce vita mix 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.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Dolce vita mix have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Dolce vita mix

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Dolce vita mix is thought of as tender, so it is imperative to wait until temperatures are mild before planting out of doors. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Dolce vita mix are Zone 4 and Zone 10. Dolce vita mix requires a loamy, sandy and silty soil with a ph of 5.5 - 7.0 - it grows best in weakly acidic soil to neutral soil.

Growing Dolce vita mix from seed

Ensure a distance of 0.5 inches (1.27 cm) between seeds when sowing - look to sow at a depth of approximately 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 Dolce vita mix about 20 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Dolce vita mix

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Dolce vita mix is a tender plant.

Harvesting Dolce vita mix

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