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There are over 100 different varieties of Basils and I’m sure there are more!  I have searched and searched for one location to find pictures and brief descriptions, but I have never found one source listing them all.  I decided to make my own list.  I will be adding them as fast as I can and if I am missing any, please send me a comment and I’ll be sure to add it. African Blue Lemon Basil

African blue lemon basil also known as “African Blue” is one of the lesser
know varieties of basil. This basil plant blooms in the summertime and
sports beautiful little pink flowers making it a nice addition to your garden
until it is time to harvest it. It can be added to any number of dishes and
goes well with parsley, chives and dill.

African Blue Lemon Basil African blue lemon basil also known as “African Blue” is one of the lesser know varieties of basil. This basil plant blooms in the summertime and sports beautiful little pink flowers making it a nice addition to your garden until it is time to harvest it. It can be added to any number of dishes and goes well with parsley, chives and dill. Not available as seeds, only as cuttings or plugs.

Albahaca Abundante Basil Albahaca Abundante Basil Albahaca Abundante Basil is commonly called “Abundate basil” this variety of basil is considered a rare species. It is a hardy species and can be grown any time of the year. This basil has pretty light purple flowers when in bloom, it is ready for harvesting after 80 days. It compliments many dishes but should only be used with other basils.  

Anise Basil

Anise Basil Anise basil flowers have a wonderful aroma that will fill you home or garden with a delightful smell. When added to food this basil will liven up any dish you serve with a touch of sweetness.

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Ararat Basil

Ararat Basil Ararat basil is also called “Ararat sweet basil” this basil has a slight licorice flavor to it. It goes great in salads and pasta sauces. Like many basil plants it has the similar purple flowers and a sweet smell.

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Aristotle Basil

 

Aristotle Basil Aristotle Basil forms perfect basketball-size mound, small green leaf, for large patio pot or basket.

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Aroma 1 Basil Aroma 1 Basil Aroma 1 basil is hybrid basil, still referred to “Aroma basil” it is much more flavorful and scented than the original Aroma basil which is now very hard to find. Aroma 1 basil is used in all kinds of pasta dishes and adds just enough sweetness to please your taste buds.

Aroma 2 Basil

Aroma 2 Basil Aroma 2 basil is hybrid basil similar to the Aroma 1 basil. Aroma 2 has even more flavor and scent than Aroma 1 and eventually will replace the Aroma 1 version. To date the Aroma 2 basil is what would be classified as the “New and Improved” aroma basil.

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Aromatto Basil

Aromatto Basil Aromatto basil is a beautiful plant and will enhance any garden. The plant is 95% purple in color and only 5% green. The shades of purple vary at each stage of the plants development. It has a spicy flavor when harvested and added to food. It goes great in Mexican dishes and chili.

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    Aussie Sweet Basil   Aussie Sweet Basil Aussie Sweet basil is hybrid basil that has a super sweet taste and smell.  This basil was developed in Austin, Texas which is where its name originates from. It is also know as the “Lesbos or Greek Column” basil.

    Basilico Basil Basilico Basil Basilico basil is a relatively new basil it has a sweet taste and the leaves can be used in salads and when bottling vinegar. This basil is also a delight in any pasta sauce. It is also known as “Basilico Finissimo Verde basil”.

British Basil

British Basil Tolerates cool, damp weather, season extender, bright green leaf, rich flavor

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    Bergamont Basil Bergamont Basil Bergamont basil is also known as “Wild Bergamont” basil. This basil produces sweet smelling light purple flowers and can be found growing the wild in all of the United States. It is excellent for all culinary dishes, beverages and also has medicinal proprieties as well.

   

Blue Spice Basil

 

Blue Spice Basil   Blue Spice basil is a spicy basil as the name implies, with a hint of lemony vanilla flavor and scent. Violet flowers, purple bracts, fuzzy leaf, great for salad or poultry garnish, or bouquet. It is very popular in beverages and baked goods. Although it is the perfect basil for almost any dish.

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Boxwood Basil Boxwood Basil Boxwood basil is used mainly as an ingredient in pasta dishes. The little green plants make a nice addition to your garden and the basil can also be planted in a pot however they grow quickly and may over run your patio, so you should consider planting them in the ground. Bush Basil

Bush Basil Bush basil is favorite basil for French dishes. It is very popular and a favorite in France the chefs include it almost any dish that requires basil. It is also popular in many other cuisines around the world. Bush Spicy Basil Bush Spicy Basil Bush Spicy basil is similar to regular Bush basil with one exception it is one of the spiciest basils available. This type of basil is used in Italian dishes. If you don’t like really spicy foods then skip this spicy basil.

Caesar Basil

 Caesar Basil Caesar basil is another favorite of the Italian chefs and makes a great addition to green salads. The leaves have a pleasant aroma to them and the basil adds a nice Italian flavor to sauces and pesto.

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Camphor Basil Camphor Basil Camphor basil grows to be about 5 feet tall! It is used in pasta sauces and salads. You can even make a wonderful tasting salad dressing using Camphor basil. It is also called “Karpoor Basil”. Cardinal Basil   Cardinal Basil Cardinal basil is a beautiful plant with its stunning red flowers it will stand out in any garden! It is also a very flavorful basil and can replace almost any other type of basil a recipe calls for.

Christmas Basil

Christmas Basil Christmas basil is fairly new to the basil family. It is often used in wedding bouquets during the holiday season. It is also used in dishes the require a sweet/fruity basil. It smells heavenly and looks just as lovely!

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  Cinnamon Basil Cinnamon Basil Cinnamon basil is an attractive plant it is one of the most common used basils by bakers. It has a cinnamon flavor and scent. It will fill the air with the sweet scent of cinnamon and your baked goods and other dishes will have a nice sweet savory taste when using this basil.

Cinnamon Compact Basil

Cinnamon Compact Basil Sharp aroma, narrower leaves with purple stems. This sun loving basil has a compact growth habit. It’s glossy dark green foliage is an attractive addition to the garden. Distinctive cinnamon colored stems, white flowers tinged with bronze. This herb can grow 3 feet in height and width.

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Clove Basil Clove basil has a lovely scent and pretty white flowers that add a touch of delicacy to any garden. Clove basil is also a delicious addition to any green salad or it can be substituted in any culinary dish as the basil of choice. Compact Basil   Compact Basil Compact basil has large thick leaves despite its name that indicates it is a small compact basil plant. It is a spicy basil and used most often in pasta dishes and pizza sauces. Compact basil is very popular among gourmet chefs and can is often sold in gourmet food shops. Cuban BasilCuban Basil Cuban basil is a small leaved basil plant, with a spicy flavor and a sweet smell. The taste is similar to that of Sweet basil with a little kick! It is also a bit of an expensive basil and has a short lifespan before harvested. Dolce Vita Blend Basil Dolce Vita Blend Basil Dolce Vita basil is a blend of six basils it can be used in any dish from Italian to seafood. You can also make homemade salad dressing with this basil it will be pretty pink color!

Dwarf Greek Basil

Dwarf Greek Basil Dwarf Greek basil is well liked by chefs. It is used in salads, soups, all meat dishes, especially poultry. It has a nice scent and savory taste. It also serves as a garnish.

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East Indian Basil   East Indian Basil East Indian basil has a slight lemony smell and taste to it. It is also called “Lamiaceae Tree Basil and East India Basil” the basil grows in the form of a shrub up to 8 feet in height! This basil is most commonly used in salads and beverages.

Emily Basil

Emily Basil Compact genovese type, very short internodes for maximum stems foliage, large green leaf.

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Fineleaf Dwarf Basil Fineleaf Dwarf Basil Fineleaf Dwarf basil is a small basil plant with thin leaves. It is also often referred to as “Fine Leaf basil” this basil is another choice for all your Italian dishes and pasta sauces. The leaves are tender and bruise easily so handle with care. Finissimo Basil Finissimo Basil Finissimo basil is also known as “Finissimo Verde A Palla” basil. It is a type of Bush basil and one of Italy’s oldest and favorite basils. It has tiny leaves that are full of flavor and smell wonderful. This basil is best used in Italian dishes but also compliments many other dishes nicely. Fino Verde Basil Fino Verde Basil Fino Verde basil is a small basil plant and loved by cooks everywhere. This basil is sweet and can be used in any dish that requires basil. It has small leaves and compliments green salads nicely.

Floral Spires Lavender

Floral Spires Lavender Basil Upright spikes, soft violet, attractive compact bushy plant, anise scented, well flavored green leaf.

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Floral Spires White Basil

Floral Spires White Basil Seeds Upright spikes, snow white, attractive compact bushy plant, anise scented, well flavored green leaf.

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Gecofure Basil Gecofure Basil Gecofure basil is hybrid basil and can be grown anytime of the year. It has a wonderful taste and goes with any dishes and will kitchen with a sweet aroma while cooking. It has large leaves and makes a nice garnish too. Genovese Basil Genovese Basil Genovese basil is rated one of the best basils out of all the varieties. It has just the right amount of flavor to be used in any dish. This basil is especially loved by chefs and cooks who enjoy a good pesto sauce!

Genovese Red Freddy Basil

Genovese Red Freddy Basil Marvelous dark red leaved Genovese, smooth broad leaf, same wonderful flavor as green, a real culinary eye catcher! Genovese Red Freddy will not only add flavor, but also a beautiful color to your fresh salads, or fruits.

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Genovese Special Select Basil Genovese Special Select Basil Genovese Special Select basil is a combination of six basils; Cinnamon, Genovese, Tall Lemon, Lime, Mammoth and Purple Petra. This is a wonderful blend of basil’s and compliments both main dishes and desserts very nicely.     Goddess Basil Goddess Basil Goddess basil has bright green, tiny leaves that are full of flavor. This basil is very spicy and considered a gourmet basil. It goes great in pasta sauces, chili and Mexican dishes.

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Grandi Foglie Valentino

Grandi Foglie Valentino Particularly appreciated for its compact growth, forming small uniform bush and its fine leaves, large, crinkly and drooping, bright green and with a strong aroma without mintiness. Vigorous, compact plant.  Perfect for use in dressings and sauces.

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Greek Basil Greek Basil Greek basil is a dwarf plant this species of basil is also classified as a gourmet basil and loved by chefs! It has a strong flavor so only a small amount is needed, it tastes great in any dish. Green Bouquet Basil Green Bouquet Basil Green Bouquet basil is a small plant that makes a lovely garden border. It is flavorful and sweet. This basil goes well with meat, fish and sauces. If you like sweet pasta dishes it compliments these dishes nicely also.

Green Ruffles Basil

Green Ruffles Basil Green Ruffles basil is commonly called just “Green Ruffles” the basils leaves are ruffled almost like lettuce. This basil has a rich flavor is perfect for pasta dishes. It has a mild smell and with delicate ruffle leaves, it makes for a very good garden plant.

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Holy Nicobar Basil

Holy Nicobar Green leaf, purple stem, Asian origin, clove scent, use for shellfish/meat flavoring, uniquely tasty.

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Holy Red Green Basil

Holy Red-Green Basil Holy Red-Green basil is also called “Holly Green, Tulsi basil and Indian Sacred Basil” this basil has a very strong flavor and scent and is favored by gourmet cooks all around the world. It is a great basil for Thai dishes. A basil for gourmet cooks with a strong scent, green leaf. This basil is used in stir fry. Combined together with garlic, fresh chilies and fish sauce, it gives a wonderful flavor to any meat or seafood.

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Italian Cameo BasilItalian Cameo Basil Italian Cameo basil is a blend of Sweet Genovese and Dwarf Basil, both of which are sweet, spicy and absolutely delicious in pasta sauces, pizza sauce and pesto! With this blend you cannot go wrong when looking for the perfect basil for your favorite pasta dish.  

Italian Large Leaf Basil

Italian Large Leaf Basil Italian Large Leaf basil is an Italian cook’s favorite basil. This basil is full of flavor and sweeter than most basil, it’s a perfect ingredient for pasta sauce or any Italian dish. Italian Large leaf Basil is a sweet type basil for making Italian dishes, pesto and flavoring vegetables, poultry and fish. It grows to over 2′ tall and has large leaves. You can even replace Italian Large Leaf Basil for lettuce on sandwiches!

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Italiano Classico BasilItaliano Classico Basil Italiano Classico basil is a favored basil in Italy. This classic blend is made of primary Genova basil with a hint of sweet basil. This basil is a favorite for making pesto. Jacob Kline BasilJacob Kline Basil Jacob Kline basil is a beautiful plant with a lovely scent. It is also known by several other names “Firecracker Plant, Jacob Cline Bee Balm, Oswego Tea” this basil is a welcome addition in pesto and pasta dishes. Key Lime Basil Key Lime Basil Key Lime basil is not a gourmet basil but a “specialty” it can be very difficult to find due to its popular demand. It gets its name from the fresh scent of lime that whiffs from the plant. It is most often used in beverages and desserts and can also be used in fish and seafood dishes.

Lemon Basil

Lemon Basil

Lemon Basil Lemon basil is one of the most popular basils. It comes in all shapes and sizes. All lemon basil has both a lemon flavor and scent, some varieties are more potent than others. Lemon basil goes well with any fish or seafood dish, dessert and pasta sauce if you like a tangy kick in your sauce.

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Lemon Lime Basil Lemon Lime Basil Blend This Blend is sold with two different seeds in one package. Has a freshly citrus scented and is mild enough for flavoring grilled fish or shrimp salad.  Pasta dishes with vegetables and chicken are delicious with the tasty citrus based basil. Lemon Lime basil is an essential basil for anyone comtemplating cooking with basil.

Lettuce Leaf Basil

Lettuce Leaf Basil Lettuce Leaf basil as you can see by the photograph has a strong resembles to lettuce, hence the name Lettuce Leaf basil. The leaves are fragrant and the flavor is semi-mild with a spicy, clover-like flavor making this basil great for pesto. Popular seasoning for tomato dishes, soups, salads, fish and poultry. Lettuce Leaf Basil earns its name with big, slightly serrated and crinkled leaves up to 4 inches wide and 6 inches long.

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Licorice Basil

Licorice Basil Licorice basil is not only a beautiful plant when the flowers bloom it has a wonderful scent. There are a few different varieties of Licorice basil and it is also known as “Anise Licorice basil” but it is not the same as Anise basil. This basil does indeed have a licorice flavor to it and is popular in desserts and beverages.

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Lime Basil

Lime Basil Lime basil has a strong scent and taste. This basil is fantastic in desserts, beverages, fish dishes and salad dressings and oils. It also works wonders for living up the taste of several other dishes including poultry, and vegetables.

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Limelight Basil Limelight Basil Limelight basil is as beautiful to look at as it is to taste. This unique basil is all the rave in the culinary world! Limelight basil is perfect for every dish, including main entrees, vegetables, casseroles, desserts, breads, soups and beverages. Magic Blue Basil Magic Blue Basil Magic Blue basil is also known as “African Blue Basil” this is a colorful plant it has a nice mixture of purple and green it offers a light scent and a flavorful taste. Chefs have found this basil to rate low on the basil scale but for the average cook it is a decent basil. It can be used in any dish. Magic Michael Basil Magic Michael Basil Magic Michael basil is an attractive plant with white and purple leaves it makes for a nice garden plant. The plant can be harvested in only 30 days!  The basil is sweet with an even sweeter fragrance. This basil is great in salads and can be used in most culinary dishes. Magic Mountain Basil Magic Mountain Basil Magic Mountain basil is a spectacular plant! Not only is it beautiful it is mouth watering! This basil is mild tasting and is a great addition to your pasta sauces and salads. Magical Michael Basil Magical Michael Basil Magical Michael basil is a hardy and attractive plant with its dark maroon flowers it’s a welcome addition to any garden. The basil is sweet and tastes superb in pasta dishes, pesto, deserts and salads. It also makes a great garish.

Mammoth Basil

Mammoth Basil Mammoth basil gets its name from the “mammoth” size leafs it produces. It is the largest leaf basil of all varieties. The leaves can be green or purple.  Mammoth basil is very popular and sometimes stores are sold out of the plants especially in the off season.

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Marseillais Dwarf Basil Marseillais Dwarf Basil Marseillais Dwarf basil is a compact basil with large leaves that sport pretty little yellow and white flowers when in bloom. Marseillais dwarf basil is also known as “Marsellais, Marseille, Marseilles, Marsellais and Provence” this basil is great for all dishes but especially French cuisine. Medinette Basil Medinette Basil Medinette basil is another form of a compact bush basil it has a sweet flavor and aroma. It is best used with meat dishes and sea food and can also be used as a mild form of basil in pasta sauces and salad dressings. Mediterranean Medley Basil Mediterranean Medley Basil Mediterranean Medley basil is a beautiful purple and green plant that contains three types of basil in one plant: Genovese – small leaved Lemon Basil, dark leaved Opal Purple and green Ararat. This blend of basil is perfect for any dish and is a chef’s delight! Mexican Basil Mexican Basil Mexican basil has a hint of cinnamon flavor and scent. It is favorite basil for Mexican dishes. It can also be used in pasta sauces and added to green salads and it makes a delicious cup of tea! Mexican Cinnamon Spice Basil Mexican Cinnamon Spice Basil Mexican Cinnamon Spice basil is very similar to the Mexican Basil with a few exceptions, Mexican Cinnamon Spice basil is spicy and has a more potent cinnamon flavor and scent. This basil is very tasty in pasta dishes and Mexican dishes.

Minette Basil

Minette Basil Minette basil is an attractive addition for your garden with its flowing leaves it is best used as a border in the garden. It has a gently aroma and a tasty flavor. This basil can be used in pasta dishes, pesto, salads and chefs use it in a variety of dishes that call for a mild flavored basil.

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Mini Purple Basil Mini Purple Basil Mini Purple basil as you can see by the photograph is anything but mini! However, it is a beautiful garden plant and a flavor basil for any culinary dish. It has a nice scent and will attract bees in the garden, so you may want to keep it as a separate potted plant. Minimum Basil Minimum Basil Minimum basil has tiny fragile little leaves that bruise easily so tender loving care is needed. For such a small and fragile basil plant it packs a powerful flavor. It is recommended that you only use a small amount in your dishes. Known as the “Classic French Basil”

Mozzarella Basil

Mozzarella Basil Genovese type basil with good, dark color. Similar to Aroma but with somewhat smaller leaves. Some resistance to fusarium. Excellent for greenhouse production.

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Mrs. Burns Basil

Mrs. Burns Basil Mrs. Burns Lemon basil has a very lemony scent and flavor. Has pretty pink flowers and was discover in New Mexico. Has become a best seller in the world of basil! Be careful when adding this basil to your dish it is so strong it will make your eyes water and mouth pucker.

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Napolitano Basil Napolitano Basil Napolitano basil is best used in salads and will compliment any pasta dish. It has a mild sweet flavor. The leaves are tender is it is best to remove the leaves just before using them. Be gently when washing so you don’t tear or bruise them. New Guinea Basil New Guinea Basil New Guinea basil is another favorite of world famous chefs. This basil has a spicy mint flavor and the aroma of licorice. It can be used in any culinary dish or dessert that calls for basil. It is an attractive plant with purple flowers and really stands out in the garden. Nufar Basil Nufar Basil Nufar basil is a sub variety of Genovese basil which is a hardy basil and a great choice if this is your first attempt at growing basil. It is resistant to many of the diseases and pests that are known to attack basil plants. It has a great scent and a wonderful flavor. It is a good basil for all dishes.     Osmin Purple Basil Osmin Purple Basil Osmin Purple basil has a sweet and fruity flavor and scent. The flowers range from lavender to dark purple in color. Osmin purple basil is used in several dishes that require basils an ingredient. It is very popular with bakers who need a fruity tasting basil for a scrumptious dessert. Persian Anise Basil Persian Anise Basil Persian Anise basil is also known as “Anise basil” when mature the leaves have a tint of purple to them. Persian Anise basil has an Anise flavor and scent. It can be used in any culinary dish that needs a slightly sweet flavor to it. It is also popular in desserts and beverages.

Persian Zing Basil

Persian Zing Basil Add its dark green leaves to salads for extra zest and zing, purple spikes.

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Pesto Perpetuo Basil Pesto Perpetuo Basil Pesto Perpetuo basil is a unique looking plant it is almost impossible to identify as a basil plant unless you are an expert. It has 3 colored leaved that makes it stand out in a crowd of plants. As the name implies it is the basil of choice for pesto.

Piccolino Basil

Piccolino Basil Piccolino basil is a type of bush basil, it has small delicate leaves it has a sweet aroma and often used in numerous types of culinary dishes including soups, salads and vegetables. It is also called “piccoline” chefs use this basil with dishes the require mozzarella cheese.

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Pinetree Basil Pinetree Basil Pinetree basil mix is a spicy flavored basil and favored by cooks for use in pasta dishes, and spicy dishes. It has a bit of a nutty taste as well and a slight nutty scent. Pistou Basil Pistou Basil Pistou basil is a bush basil and also known as the new and improved version of the Minette basil. This basil has the same tiny fragile leaves so handle with care. It is especially favored in French cuisine. It has a very sweet smell and smells fantastic while cooking. Plenty Basil Plenty Basil Plenty basil is a quick growing basil and a sturdy plant. It grows year around and can be harvested year round. Plenty basil is a garden variety basil there is nothing particularly special about it. It tastes great in all dishes and has a mild scent.

Poppy Joes Basil

Poppy Joes Basil Genovese type, high fusarium resistance, green leaf, aromatic.

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Profuma di Genova Basil Profuma di Genova Basil Italitan grocers always keep a stand of this basil to offer shoppers a convenient supply of this fresh spicy basil.  It’s neither minty tasting nor does it taste of cloves, but instead the leafy Profumo offers clean basil taste and is if compact shape. Purple Basil Purple Basil Purple basil has purple flowers and will fit in any garden. This particular type of purple basil is a generic version and is used in pasta sauces and Italian dishes it has a mild to moderate flavor.

Purple Dark Opal Basil

Purple Dark Opal Basil Purple Dark Opal basil is one of the most attractive basil plants and will certainly be eye catching your garden. Glossy dark purple 2″ slightly ruffled leaf, sweet fruity taste, lilac blooms. This basil is great for salad vinegar mixes, in salads and as a garnish with any meal or dessert. It has a lovely scent and a fairly strong flavor. Also good for drying. Purple Dark Opal Basil is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally quite easy to grow. Lots of people grow it for its beautiful decorative landscaping, but it is a culinary delight. Grow in a rich, well-drained, soil in full sun. Pinch out growing tips to encourage bushier plant.

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Purple Delight Basil

Purple Delight Basil Purple Delight basil is very similar to Purple Dark Opal basil except the purple delight has no green at all it is strictly an all purple basil plant which makes it perfect for a garden, it certainly is easy on the eyes. This basil plant has strong leaves and is strongly scented and rich in flavor.

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Purple Petra Basil Purple Petra Basil Purple Petra basil is a delicate little plant with purple flowers. Handling with care is required bruised leaves are not very tasty. It has a light mint flavor with a slight basil aftertaste. Its scent is also mild. This basil plant can be planted in a garden but is best planted in a pot unless you don’t mind all your other plants smelling like mint. Purple Ruffles Basil Purple Ruffles Basil Purple Ruffles basil has a licorice and cinnamon flavor. This basil is known to be temperamental it does not like wet weather or hot weather growing can be a challenge. However, it is certainly worth the challenge when fully grown the ruffled leaves and dark purple color make for a beautiful plant.

Purple Stem Basil

Purple Stem Basil Thai native, purple stems, dark green leaf, strong flavor for Asian foods, great ornamental value.

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Queen of Sheba

Queen of Sheba Basil Queen of Sheba basil is a summer plant it has long beautiful purple flowers and is a rather “show-off” plant for your garden. For culinary dishes it is fantastic in any dish it has a mild flavor. Many chefs have labeled the Queen of Sheba as the “Queen Basil!”

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Queenette Basil Queenette Basil Queenette basil is a Thai basil and used primary in Thai foods and spicy dishes as well as vegetable dishes. It is a beautiful garden plant with dark green leaves, purple and red flowers. It has an anise flavor and aroma.

Red Rubin Basil

Red Rubin Basil Red Rubin basil despite the picture is actually purple when in full bloom. This basil is also called “Red Rubin Basil”. This basil will liven up any garden with its natural beauty and scent. This basil is a sweet one and excellent for any dish that requires a sweet basil.

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Red Holy Basil Red Holy Basil Red Holy basil is native to India this basil is also known as ” Ram Tulsi and Green Holy Basil” it is a lovely plant with both green and purple leaves. The people of India believe this basil is a great source of protection and plant it near their front doors and in public places before an important event. It can also be used in any culinary dish. Red Osmin Basil Red Osmin Basil Red Osmin basil is a pretty plant with ruffled edges and two toned purple colors making a great plant for the garden or as a potted plant on the patio. This basil can be used in any culinary dish it has a sweet mild taste and flavor and it taste great in a salad. Sacred Thai Basil Sacred Thai Basil Sacred Thai basil is also known as “Anise Basil, Siam Queen” this basil is a must have in any garden. It has hardy green leaves and purplish-red flowers. It is used in a large assortment of culinary dishes and loved by chefs around the world. It is used in every Thai dish that requires basil, it has a splendid licorice flavor and scent!

Serata Basil

Serata Basil Serata basil has a ruffled almost lettuce leaf look to it. The leaves do not change to a purplish color like many of the other basils this one remains green which makes it a great border for your garden. It is a great basil for an culinary dish.

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Siam Queen Thai Basil

Siam Queen Thai Basil The bright green leaves make an attractive background for the purple-red stems with violet-pink flowers. The large plants mean more intense liquorice fragrance. Thai Basil is known for its peppery zing and has a sweetness of licorice and anise flavor. This basil will also retain it’s flavors when cooked, unlike other basils. Growing Thai Basil can be successful indoors and outdoors as long as there is plenty of sunshine. It like to be liberally watered and must be planted in well-irrigated soil so it will not have soggy feet!

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Spicy Globe Basil Spicy Globe Basil Spicy Globe basil is another all green basil plant that looks nice when used as a garden border. It has a very strong flavor and scent. It is favored by Italian chefs and cooks who love a good spicy meal. Spicy Saber Basil Spicy Saber Basil Spicy Saber basil is a favorite basil of Asian chefs. This basil is very spicy and even a pinch will give an ordinary dish a little extra piazza. It even smells spicy so don’t stick your nose to close to this beautiful plant! Sumatran Basil Sumatran Basil The original seeds came from a seed trader in Sumatra. The basil leaf is a shiny, pointed medium green foliage, with a spicy pepper-anise fragrance and flavor. Summerlong Basil Summerlong Basil Summerlong basil has the scent of summer and this basil is “unstoppable” it produces basil at a rapid rate all summer long. It has a lovely scent and a fantastic flavor that will have your mouth watering from first to last bite.

Super Sweet Chen Basil

Super Sweet Chen Basil Super Sweet Chen basil is a tender plant so care must be taken when handling. It is an all green type of basil and can be used as a border for your garden or planted in pots. This basil produces large leaves and is a favorite for Italian dishes.

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Superbo Basil Superbo Basil Superbo basil is an Italian basil used in pesto, pasta sauces, beef, chicken, dips, dressings, fish, and Vegetables (cooked & raw.) The leaves are hardy and durable. This basil has a pleasant slightly spicy taste and aroma. Sweet Broadleaf Basil Sweet Broadleaf Basil Sweet Broadleaf basil is another type of sweet basil the only difference is the large broad leaves this basil plant produces. It is a rather plain looking plant and would suffice as a garden border. The basil can be used in any culinary dish that calls for sweet basil.

Sweet Dani Basil

Sweet Dani Basil Sweet Dani basil has sweet lemon flavor and fragrance. It is loved by cooks and professional chefs every where. It can be used in any culinary dish, dessert or beverage. It is often used in lemony beverages and adds a great flavor to homemade lemonade!

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Sweet Genovese Basil Sweet Genovese Basil Sweet Genovese basil is one of the most common basils used by cooks. It also makes a wonderful garden border for your more colorful plants. Culinary uses are anything from A-Z that require basil. It taste great sprinkled on buttered carrots! Sweet Green Basil Sweet Green Basil Yum, Yum, the delicious leaves are great with your garden staples such as tomatoes,onions, peppers, potatoes, fish, and fowl.  We have it right next to the pepper/tomato garden to make it convenient to mix it in.  Yes, this is a fresh garden staple and it plays well with most other herbs. Thai Lemon Basil Thai Lemon Basil Thai Lemon basil is a world classic basil and a favorite for Thai chefs and cooks. The younger this basils leafs are the better tasting. It has a lemony flavor and scent as the name implies. It grows fairly tall so is not really an ideal plant for your garden it could be easily mistaken as weeds by a beginning gardener.

Thai Magic Basil

Thai Magic Basil Thai Magic basil is also known as ”Sweet Thai basil and Oriental basil” this basil produces large leaves and stems and flowers late allowing more time and use for the basil. It is used in Thai dishes and any dish that requires a sweet taste. It has a nice red flower and looks nice in the garden once the flowers have bloomed.

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Veseys Blend Basil Veseys Blend Basil Veseys Blend basil is a unique blend of assorted basils, Veseyes is a private label. There is a mixture of sweet and spicy basil and purple and green plants. It is a beautiful plant for any garden. It has a wonderful mixed scent and is a great basil for any culinary dish.

Vietnamese Hun Que Basil

Vietnamese Hun Que Basil Hun Que basil is also known as “Vietnamese basil and Horapha Hun Que Basil” this plant has an anise flavor and scent. It is loved by chefs around the world for many culinary dishes especially Vietnamese dishes. This basil is also a perfect fit for vegetables and pasta dishes.

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Violetta Aromatico Basil Violetta Aromatico Basil Violetta Aromatico basil is a green and purple plant and looks great in the garden, it can be started in a pot and transfer it grows quite large. It is suitable for all culinary dishes with its moderate flavor and scent. Wild Purple Basil Wild Purple Basil Wild Purple basil grows in the wild and the best place to get the send is straight form a wild plant if you are lucky enough to find one. It is a beautiful basil plant to be envied by all. Wild purple basil is used in numerous culinary dishes around the world. Window Box Basil Window Box Basil Windowbox basil is a garden variety basil, it can be used in any culinary dish and is best planted and tended to in a window box hence the name. It is a green colored basil with a mild basil scent and flavor. Yevani Greek Mini Basil Yevani Greek Mini Basil Yevani Greek Mini basil is similar to all the varieties of Greek mini basil this particular basil has a more flavorful taste it’s spicy and has been labeled as the basil lovers “treat.” It is fantastic in any culinary dish and a favorite of Mexican and Italian chefs. Zulu Basil Zulu Basil Zulu basil is closely related to the spicy basil it has a has a sweet slightly spicy taste and a clove scent. This basil is a culinary favorite among chefs and everyday cooks. It is a lovely plant with green leaves and purple flowers to look at as well. Zulu basil grows in the wild form in Africa.

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BrookeNo Gravatar September 23, 2012 at 7:13 pm

Ramona, I can try but I’m not that good @ moving pics around …

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BrookeNo Gravatar September 23, 2012 at 7:29 pm

I did manage to get the pic on your FB page…and when freezing do you just freeze separately and then bag it.No blending w/oil ?

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BrookeNo Gravatar September 23, 2012 at 9:17 pm

Cameron,I got my plant @ the Winter Greenhouse in Winter WI.They have a FB page and they may ship plants…I don’t know…or they might be able to steer you in the right direction….

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BrookeNo Gravatar September 23, 2012 at 9:21 pm

here is their website address
http://www.wintergreenhouse.com/

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faleneNo Gravatar September 25, 2012 at 9:31 pm

I found an excellent website about chocolate basil which you may have already found but thought you might enjoy. http://www.herbcompanion.com/gardening/is-chocolate-basil-an-urban-myth.aspx Thanks for your list of basil plants. I’m going to try again and grow this tasty herb.

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RamonaNo Gravatar September 25, 2012 at 10:08 pm

Thank you so much for the information. I trust the. herb Companion and they do their research before thy publish.

I have wondered if the Chocolate Mint was mistaken for Chocolate Basil. I grow Chocolate Mint and love the aromatic fragrance.

Love your Basil,
Ramona

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eliaNo Gravatar October 2, 2012 at 2:08 am

This website was so usefull and intresting. i never knew there was such a vast variety of basil.

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Annette WelsfordNo Gravatar December 6, 2012 at 4:18 am

What an extraordinary knowledge you have of basil Ramona! I love the flavour of basil – particularly with tomatoes. But after attending a 5 day cooking school in Thailand last year – we’re now hooked on Thai Holy Basil. Fantastic in Thai stir fries and some of their curries. Got it growing all over the garden now! In our ebook Companion Planting for Veggies we recommend basil as one of the best natural insect repellents. It’s great for repelling aphids, flies, fruit fly, mosquitoes, red spider and white fly. It’s an ideal companion for asparagus, carrots and tomatoes. Great to see someone so passionate.

Cheers, Annette Welsford

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RamonaNo Gravatar December 6, 2012 at 9:35 am

Thank you so much and I can’t wait to receive your books on how to grow the best juicy tomatoes! I have a tomato garden and I plant different Basils in between my tomato plants, and they LOVE each other!

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TammyNo Gravatar December 18, 2012 at 8:46 pm

Hi,

I just wanted to tell you how amazing this list of basil varieties is. Great job! However, neither bergamot or Jacob Kline are from the basil family. These are Monardas and perennial far into the north. Thanks to you, I just discovered are edible and worthy of culinary attention after finding them in your list. All Monarda varieties are edible and offer a selection of flavors. Hummingbird fave, Jacob Kline is M. didyma and is best for sweet dishes with a very minty hint. Wild Bergamot is M. fistulosa which is very thyme or oregano flavored.

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RamonaNo Gravatar December 18, 2012 at 8:52 pm

Thank you so much for sharing this information….If you have any of these Basils and can email a picture of them, I would love to list them…also, if you would take a picture of yourself and your basils, email a write up on how you Love Your Basil, I would love to add you to our Basil friends!

Love Your Basil,
Ramona

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peggy vongNo Gravatar February 28, 2014 at 9:24 am

I am from Malaysia and i just bot a pot of basil that smell like basil and sarsaparilla. It looks like a delicate basil plant with the characteristic of the flowers on a stem. I wonder what is the proper name.

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RamonaNo Gravatar February 28, 2014 at 7:26 pm

Wow….sounds like a beautiful Basil Plant. Just from your description, I don’t know the proper name, but if you have a picture, I could see if I can find out…the flowers are real important to have in the picture….

Love Your Basil,
Ramona

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PellegrinelliNo Gravatar December 30, 2012 at 11:03 am

Bonjour ,
qui peux me sauver ? je suis a la recherche depuis longtemp de semences de Basilic
“ocimum Kilimandscharicum Magic Mountain” s’il vous plait !!! contactez moi
Merci
cordialement
Joseph Pellegrinelli

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RamonaNo Gravatar December 30, 2012 at 11:50 am

J’ai vu ce type de basilic et garder mes yeux ouverts pour les semences ….
Merci et continuez à regarder le blog …. Happy New Year!

Love Your Basile,
Ramona

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Gentil UeharaNo Gravatar January 31, 2013 at 7:04 am

Ramona,

Very fantastic !!!
Have you the scientific names of those species?

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RamonaNo Gravatar January 31, 2013 at 10:06 am

No, I’m trying to use common names that we can all relate too….

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Jimbin MaiNo Gravatar January 31, 2013 at 10:07 pm

I was once at a Thai lady’s basil garden in St. Louis, MO. She planted two kinds of basil and rubbed the leaf and let me smell them. One smelled like mango and the other ginger. I did not see either one in your collection. Care to comment?

Jimbin

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RamonaNo Gravatar January 31, 2013 at 10:11 pm

I don’t have every variety of Basil, but I’m adding to the list as I find them. :)

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kalidasanNo Gravatar February 2, 2013 at 6:18 am

everthying is excelent am looking asparagus fresh any where were in the world

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EntropyNo Gravatar February 7, 2013 at 7:32 pm

What can you tell me about a Thai variety that they call “buffalo basil”?

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RamonaNo Gravatar February 7, 2013 at 7:39 pm

I’m sorry, but I am not familiar with this Basil….I have tried to find out more about it, but with little luck…if you have information or find out more, please let me know!!!

Love Your Basil,
Ramona

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BassNo Gravatar February 27, 2013 at 4:29 am

I’ve been looking for a basil that I obtained as seeds from Sicily the one year. It produced extra large leaves bigger than the Neapolitana and the Genovese. I didn’t save seeds and now I wonder where I can locate seeds of that unknown large variety?

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RamonaNo Gravatar February 27, 2013 at 10:52 am

I have an Italian Large Leaf Basil that you might be interested in… http://ramonasbasilgardengifts.com/2013/02/italian-large-leaf-basil-2/ I do ship international for just a little higher shipping fee…

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PellegrinelliNo Gravatar February 27, 2013 at 11:07 am

Bonjour a tous ,
je suis toujour a la recherche du Basilic Magic Montain , je suis pret a echanger ou a acheter des semences de ce basilic , prenez contacte avec moi vous ne serez pas decu !
Merci
Cordialement
Joseph

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RamonaNo Gravatar February 27, 2013 at 11:55 am

Bonjour,

J’ai Graines Basilic plusieurs à vendre à http://ramonasbasilgardengifts.com/category/ramonas-basil-garden-products/basil-seeds/

Je n’ai pas le basilic Magic Mountain que vous recherchez … J’ai aussi un forum d’échange de semences à Basile http://basilseedexchange.lefora.com/forum/category/basilseedexchange-forum-topics/

Vous pouvez lister les graines que vous recherchez et de les échanger avec moi ou d’autres qui les ont ….

S’il vous plaît utiliser le Google traduction pour que d’autres peuvent lire votre message …

Love Your Basile,
Ramona

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Remus MantaNo Gravatar March 1, 2013 at 8:06 am

Hello, my name is Remus and I’m from Romania (Europe), I saw on your website that you have many species of basil, I write with a desire to buy seeds of all species you have. Are you interested in selling if so by how much it cost to buy two packages of each variety each that you have? How many seeds are in a package?

I wish you a wonderful day!

Remus

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RamonaNo Gravatar March 1, 2013 at 10:41 am

Here is the link to the Basil Seeds that I have available so far http://ramonasbasilgardengifts.com/category/ramonas-basil-garden-products/basil-seeds/ There are at least 25 seeds of each variety in the packets…even though their are few seeds, they are quality seeds…if you want to purchase 2 packets of each variety, I will sell to you at $2.00 per packet…I will need your postal code to quote you postage….

Love Your Basil,
Ramona

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Remus MantaNo Gravatar March 4, 2013 at 5:55 am

Hello, address and postcode are
Remus Manta
Str. Bilciuresti 9A, Bucuresti, postal code 014012
Tel: +40 372 373 203
Mobil: +40 721 278 278
Email: remus.manta@probitas.ro
Web: http://www.probitas.ro
And the seeds that I’m interested are: Lemon basil
Siam Queen Thai Basil
Italian Large Leaf
Holy Green
Genovese Red Freddy
Aristotle Basil
Blue Spice basil
Super Sweet Chen basil
Vietnamese basil and Horapha Hun Que Basil
Piccolino basil
Minette basil
Lime basil
Grandi Foglie Valentino
Licorice basil
Dwarf Greek basil
Cinnamon Compact Basil
Before sending me the seeds and validating the order, I would like for you to confirm the amount of all the costs involved like: transportation, taxes, etc

Thank you

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Remus MantaNo Gravatar March 4, 2013 at 9:23 am

I forgot to tell you that my wife’s name it’s Ramona to.
I wish you a wonderful day!

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RamonaNo Gravatar March 4, 2013 at 10:00 am

And she must be very special!!!!

Love Your Basil,
Ramona

RamonaNo Gravatar March 4, 2013 at 10:01 am

I will do this as soon as possible…..

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MahaboobNo Gravatar March 3, 2013 at 11:43 pm

I am based in abu dhabi (United Arab emirates) and would like to buy African blue Basil seed from your company. Please let me know the procedure for buying

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RamonaNo Gravatar March 3, 2013 at 11:49 pm

I’m sorry, but African Blue Basil is not grown from seed but from clippings….there are Plant companies that sell the clippings, but I’m not sure if they will ship to your country…I’m not sure about the plant regulations…

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brian bacaNo Gravatar April 10, 2013 at 6:19 pm

Hello, I am wondering what the largest and tallest variety of basil available is?
Thank you,
brian

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RamonaNo Gravatar April 10, 2013 at 9:47 pm

Some of the taller Basils are African Blue, Cinnamon (except the compact), Sweet Basil and the larger leaf Basils…The Cinnamon Bouquet gets to be 26″, Genovese 21″, and Genovese Red Freddy 21″, Nufar 24″, Sweet Dani 26″, Thai Siam Queen 24″

Hope this helps….I have a few of these Basil Seeds available at http://RamonasBasilGardenGifts.com

Love Your Basil,
Ramona

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SherriNo Gravatar April 25, 2013 at 11:41 pm

I didn’t see chocolate basil. My dtr insist I buy some every year for my herb garden.

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RamonaNo Gravatar May 6, 2013 at 12:28 am

I am still looking for Chocolate Basil…thinking that it may be mistaken for Chocolate Mint. Sorry…

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Carmen BassoNo Gravatar May 1, 2013 at 10:29 am

Dear Sir:

I want to make a purchase. I have registered on PayPal but the shipping option listed is my billing address. I need to send my order to an address in USA. What should I do?

Thank you

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RamonaNo Gravatar May 6, 2013 at 12:26 am

Let me know which Basils you would like to order by email along with your email address, mailing information and phone number… I will then send you an invoice by Paypal that you can pay and then I can ship to you.

Did you sign up for a PayPal account in your country? I have not had the problem with needing an US address.

Love Your Basil,
Ramona
Reamonawerst@gmail.com

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KandaceNo Gravatar May 13, 2013 at 1:20 am

Hello friends, fastidious article and nice arguments commented here, I am actually enjoying
by these.

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TracyNo Gravatar May 14, 2013 at 7:20 am

Hi Ramona,
I was wondering if you could recommend a very hardy basil for the Fayetteville, NC area?
Thanks a lot!

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RamonaNo Gravatar May 17, 2013 at 5:52 pm

Most any of the Basils will be great for the summer, they just don’t like it to be colder than the low 70′s….so in the fall and harsh winter, you can grow inside in container pots….and enjoy cooking with them year round…
Love Your Basil,
Ramona

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joslin marshallNo Gravatar May 30, 2013 at 7:17 pm

Thank you so much for the fantastic job you have done. I am inspired and motivated by reading about the various species, I decided to try them. I am now hooked on the flagrances. I would like to purchase some of your seeds. Is that possible? I have a US link, but I live in the Cayman Islands.

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RamonaNo Gravatar May 30, 2013 at 10:17 pm

Thank you for your kind words! :) You can purchase Basil seeds from the Basil list tab which will direct you to http://RamonasBasilGardenGifts.com or you can go there direct. I look forward to filling your Basil seed order.

Love Your Basil,
Ramona

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AlexNo Gravatar July 11, 2013 at 1:50 am

Hello,

I happened upon your website, and wanted to say how absolutely great it is. Thank You.

I also wanted to order seeds from you, but as I live in Alaska, 761 North Luke Street. Wasilla., Alaska. 99654. I wanted to know if you ship here at all.

The last question I had was whether or not you are aware of any species of Basil that might pose a danger to felines.

Thank You again.

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RamonaNo Gravatar July 11, 2013 at 8:38 am

Yes I can ship to Alaska!!! :)

I also have an indoor cat and I don’t know of a Basil that is harmful to cats…my cat doesn’t bother my Basils. :)

Love Your Basil,
Ramona

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kymNo Gravatar July 11, 2013 at 7:18 am

Hi Ramona,

Can you please advise which basil plants would be best for standards.

Thankyou

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RamonaNo Gravatar July 11, 2013 at 8:37 am

Thank you for your question, but what standards are you trying to meet?

Love Your Basil,
Ramona

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RamonaNo Gravatar July 11, 2013 at 7:12 pm

I see you would like to graft onto a woody stock root…I have heard of Basil’s being grafted before. I would try a hardy Sweet Basil or a Large Leaf Italian…some of the smaller ones I think would be too fussy…

Let me know how it turns out.

Love Your Basil,
Ramona

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R RAMESH KUMARNo Gravatar July 15, 2013 at 6:53 am

I am a Scientist working in Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI), Mysore India. I am interested to purchase basil seeds. Kindly let me know the list of available varieties, rates and mode of payment.

Thank You

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RamonaNo Gravatar July 15, 2013 at 9:03 am

Thank you for your interest in Basil…if you click on the Basil List tab, you will see the Basil’s that I offer for sale. Please email me the list you would like to purchase and I will send you an invoice with the appropriate shipping charges. I don’t charge handling, just the shipping costs.

Love Your Basil,
Ramona

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SamNo Gravatar July 20, 2013 at 11:40 am

Hello I was wondering if u have a phylogeny tree or a cladogram of a basil plant.phylogeny is evolutionary development of basil plant…

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RamonaNo Gravatar July 20, 2013 at 11:46 am

No I don’t have an official one, but will be following the growth from seed to maturity soon….

May I ask why you are asking? Or is this what you do? I would be interested if this is what you do…

Love Your Basil,
Ramona

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SamNo Gravatar July 20, 2013 at 9:41 pm

Well it’s for a biology project i am doing… Thank you for ur help though. I was also wondering if you know how a sweet basil adapts to the environment to survive . Such as how the roots and the leaves adapt?? Thanks

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RamonaNo Gravatar July 20, 2013 at 9:48 pm

Basil’s are very fussy plants. They don’t like extreme heat or cold and they don’t like soggy feet (roots)…but with the proper temperature and care, they are wonderful and very strong…they are used as companions for tomato plants to keep away pests and add a little extra flavor…

Good luck with your biology project, and Love Your Basil,
Ramona

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giuseppeNo Gravatar July 21, 2013 at 4:54 am

Enfin j’ai trouve le “Magic Montain”! pas de graine mais en bouture qui a tres vite grandie . Parait-il qu’en Europe il se ppropage seulement par bouturage .
comment dois-je faire pour mettre une photo ?

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RamonaNo Gravatar August 7, 2013 at 9:48 am

“Finally I found the “Magic Montain”! no seed but cuttings has grown very quickly. It seems that in Europe there is only ppropage cuttings.
how should I do to get a photo?”

I have not found a photo of this Basil….Sorry…
Je n’ai pas trouvé une photo de cette Basil …. Désolé …

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HinaNo Gravatar July 28, 2013 at 3:59 am

Please add this one
“Greek columnar basil”
Thank you

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RamonaNo Gravatar July 28, 2013 at 12:43 pm

I will when I can find seeds or if it is from cuttings! :) Do you currently grow this Basil? If so, will you take your picture with it and email me with a write up on how you Love Your Basil so I can add you to our Basil Friends tab?

And I would love to hear how you use Greek Columnar Basil in your garden…

Love Your Basil,
Ramona

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DanNo Gravatar August 20, 2013 at 3:09 am

I planted a variety of basil called Corsican this year. I didn’t see it in your list. It’s a Mediterranean heirloom variety with a mild taste.

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RamonaNo Gravatar August 20, 2013 at 9:06 am

Wow!!! That is a new Basil for me… if you could take your picture with the Corsican Basil and email it to me with a write up on how you Love Your Basil and any information on the Corsican Basil, I will add you to our Basil Friends tab and add the new Basil to my list..

Love Your Basil,
Ramona

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SteveNo Gravatar September 10, 2013 at 7:55 am

Are you aware of any trees that give off a fragrance of basil, especially in the fall ? I live in the north east Pennsylvania and this time of year you can smell basil when you hike in the woods, this also happens in the Catskills of New York .

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RamonaNo Gravatar September 10, 2013 at 9:19 am

No I’m not! :) But I bet it’s awesome to take a walk and smell Basil all around you!

Love Your Basil,
Ramona

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navinNo Gravatar December 5, 2013 at 3:08 pm

Hi ramona! can you supply the basil seeds for camphor basil (ocimum kilimandscharicum)
the kind shown in the picture on this catalog? and did you know there are 3 popular basils that share the name “Camphor Basil”; African Blue basil is sometimes called camphor basil (ocimum kilimandscharicum var basilicum), camphor basil (ocimum kilimandscharicum); and camphor holy basil (kapoor tulsi/ ocimum sanctum)! it would be great if you can supply the camphor basil seeds (O.kilimandscharicum- not african blue)!!!! thanks again Ramona

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RamonaNo Gravatar December 5, 2013 at 4:55 pm

I don’t carry the Camphor Basil seeds, but I did find a company (I don’t know anything about this company) that does…. http://www.tradewindsfruit.com/ocimum-kilimandscharicum-camphor-basil-seeds I hope this helps your search for your special basil seeds.

Love Your Basil,
Ramona

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OpalNo Gravatar December 30, 2013 at 10:46 am

Good morning, I had no idea there were so many different types of basil. Thank you for sharing this information. Am looking forward to spending a lot more time on your website.

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navinNo Gravatar January 14, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Thanks for the link ramona!!! i’m going to order some seeds right now as my grandma wanted to grow what she called “kapoor tulsi” back when she was small. well i went and bought what is really called kapoor tulsi (ocimum sanctum) and she said it was not the kind she had. i went and researched camphor basil (literal translation of kapoor tulsi) and found ocimum kilimandscharicum and she said thats it! so the first person i checked for the basil seeds were you!

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Warren ClarkNo Gravatar January 16, 2014 at 11:30 am

Your site is great. It’s a real comprehensive list of basils. A few years ago I bought an “Italian basil” plant at a plant show. It had very flavorful leaves with an Italian and spaghetti- like scent. It had small (0.5–0.75″) leaves and grew low to the ground. It was about 1.5 feet in diameter and only grew to around 6″ tall. It wintered over here for perhaps ten years and we get in the 20′s for a week or two. It looked very much like an oregano plant next to it (that also wintered over), but it was definitely a basil. I can’t find any “Italian” basil that fits and all say they don’t like frost. Have you any idea what it was? I’m ordering many varieties that are close to it’s description to see which one it was.

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RamonaNo Gravatar January 16, 2014 at 11:38 am

I’m so glad that you found a Basil that you liked….Basils in general don’t like cold weather and are only annual plants. I have had some success with a few basils that I bring in each year and then back outside in the spring and summer….they have a woody stem and I think this is the reason they can handle the cold…they are still producing edible leaves too.

Your variety sounds like a compact basil plant…and I have a few different compact varieties on my basil list…but I can’t guarantee that any of them will replace your long lost basil friend.

Love Your Basil,
Ramona

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EkaNo Gravatar January 17, 2014 at 4:25 pm

Hi Ramona.. i want to ask you about basils..
which varieties of basil has broad leaves and thick ?
because I will use for my research
Thank you

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RamonaNo Gravatar January 17, 2014 at 4:35 pm

There are several different varieties of Basils that have broad thick leaves…have you taken a look through some of the Basil’s that I picture on the Basil List Tab?

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EkaNo Gravatar January 17, 2014 at 5:14 pm

Thank you so much for fast respons :)

There are many varieties described have broad leaves and thick, like :
.Sweet Broadleaf Basil
.Super Sweet Chen Basil
.Compact Basil
.Mammoth Basil
.Grandi Foglie Valentino
But i ask for your suggestions, which varieties of basil has straight rod, thick and broad leaves ? (i will attach a sensor there)
because I had never seen directly 5 varieties of basils above..

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RamonaNo Gravatar January 17, 2014 at 5:54 pm

I’m sorry, but I’m not understanding your straight rod???

But the larger, broad leaves would be the Grandi Foglie Valentino and the Super Sweet Chen Basil….

Then Mammoth and Sweet Broadleaf Basil….

Hope this helps….

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EkaNo Gravatar January 17, 2014 at 6:12 pm

i’m sorry for my disorganized language, and make you busy :D
i mean the varieties which has straight stem because if the steam is bent, i can’t attach the sensor..
Thank you so much for your answer, Ramona.. that’s very helpful..
now i’ll start to find Grandi Foglie Valentino

RamonaNo Gravatar January 17, 2014 at 6:43 pm

You can use a stake, like a bamboo stake to hold up the stem of the Basil Plant, if you are adding a sensor to the stem, it might be too heavy….I offer the Grandi Foglie Valentino Basil Seeds for sale…. :)

LiezelNo Gravatar March 7, 2014 at 7:32 am

Wow naman, varieties of basil plants! Paano po umorder …pls reply

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RamonaNo Gravatar March 7, 2014 at 9:15 am

You can order by going to the Basil List http://ramonasbasilgarden.com/basil-list/ and select the Basil that you are wanting. You can purchase the seeds if there is a hyperlink to Buy It….

Love Your Basil,
Ramona

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Mel KellyNo Gravatar March 16, 2014 at 5:48 am

Many years ago in Iseo, Italy, I fell in love with pesto sauce. I have been trying to recreate the flavour ever since then but I have never been satisfied, disliking the somewhat mentholated flavour that came from using basil plants from the nursery. I recently read that true Genovese pesto is made with a form of basil that does not have this mentholated flavour (so I wasn’t imagining things!) and I was wondering if the Genovese variety you sell is the one I might be looking for.

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RamonaNo Gravatar March 16, 2014 at 10:09 am

It very well could be….I use different Basil’s for different recipes….another Basil suggestion that might work for you is the mild tasting Lettuce Leaf Basil…

I enjoy both of these Basils in Pesto….my Super Sweet Chen and the Sweet Basil aren’t bad either!

Love Your Basil,
Ramona

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BranteNo Gravatar April 15, 2014 at 4:57 pm

Hi there, I just had a lovely plant which did not survive the winter and I’m having a struggle finding it again, it was sold to me as “Oregano Basil”, it has lanky stems with think brittle leaves, very strong oregano scent and delightful for cooking with, is this a variety you have heard of, or was it Mis-named? I’m also wondering if it’s a type of oregano I should search for instead? I have not found a plant like it so far, but I would know it to see a picture likely. Thanks!

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RamonaNo Gravatar April 15, 2014 at 5:58 pm

I have not heard of an Oregano Basil…I think you might have just Oregano…it has tiny little leaves and can be on lanky stems…But if you do find it again, please send a picture…Sorry I wasn’t much help.
Love Your Basil,
Ramona

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