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Wild basil (Ocimum canum)

Wild basil (Ocimum canum)
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Item number
OCI10
Group:
Seeds
Seed quantity:
300
Brand:
magic garden seeds
Botanical name:
ocimum gratissimum
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Description

Without doubt the toughest of all basil plants, this spicy variety is a common potherb in India. In the Sudan it is better known as medicine.


300 Seeds

Growing instructions
Sow early spring indoors. Pot up the seedlings into individual pots as soon as the first true leaf appears and plant them out after the last expected frosts or grow as a potplant.


picture source: By Francisco Manuel Blanco (O.S.A.) aus "Flora de Filipinas", 1880-1883? [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Details: Plant description & care

Plant family:
Lamiaceae
Flower colour:
White
Flowering period :
AugustJulyJuneSeptember
Location:
Sun
Water requirements:
Moderately moist
Lifecycle :
Perennial
Winter hardy up to:
5 °C

Sowing & cultivation

Indoor pre-culture (seedling stage):
AprilMarch
Sowing time outdoors:
AprilJuneMay
Sowing depth:
0,5 cm:
Best germination temperature :
20 – 24 °C
Germination time in days:
5 – 14
Planting distance approx.:
20 cm
Maturation time (days):
40 – 60
Main harvest:
AugustJulySeptember

Companion planting

Bad intercropping partners:
Summer savorymelissesalbeithymian
Good intercropping partners:
ChardCucumbersFennelTomatoeszucchini

Other names

German names:
afrikanisches basilikum

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