Green Leaf Tulsi Basil
There’s more than one reason that ‘Tulsi’ (or holy) basil—considered a sacred plant in the Hindu religion—has been widely cultivated for millenia. It boasts an enticing clove-like aroma, grows fast, tolerates frost well, and is reputed to combat stress and boost the immune system. This versatile herb can be eaten fresh, dried, or made into tea. The green-leafed plants have a bush growing habit.
- Annual plants
- Enticing clove-like aroma
- Plants will grow to 18-24 inches
- Can be used fresh, dried, or made into tea
This variety works for:
- Fresh eating
- Making tea
The flavor of basil is best when the leaves are fresh. Cooking or heating the leaves will change the flavor so add the leaves at the last minute to warm dishes.
Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors when soil is warm and temperature does not drop below 65°F. Can also be started indoors 4-6 weeks before planting out. Make successive sowings for continuous summer supplies. Pinch back flower stalks as they appear to keep plants from bolting. Prefers rich well-drained soil.
- Direct Seed: 1/8" Deep
- Germination: 5-30 Days
- Thin: 4-6" Apart
- Light: Full Sun
Ratings & Reviews
Sadly, not one has sprouted. I was really hoping to get at least 1 plant since it's a sacred plant in our culture and has great medicinal uses.
Seed Savers Response: Hi Anusha, I'm sorry to hear that this seed did not meet your expectation for germination. We do test germination every year to make sure only the best seed leaves our location. Please reach out to our customer service team to be sent a replacement for this seed.
Prolific and sweet-smelling
I grew this as a border plant and it was great - very fast growing. I love the smell and it was popular with lots of pollinators. Harvested after flowering and dried the leaves to use as tea.