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This gorgeous traditional basil is aromatic and sweet. It adds depth to salads and character to pastas and pizzas. Handsome large leaves make this a great choice for appetizers and aesthetic dishes. Basils love the heat and can handle temperatures over 100+ degrees if watered regularly.


Easy to plant and care for, this variety of basil thrives in full sun and well-drained, moist soil. Basil thrives in full sunlight and need regular water. Harvest the leaves as needed, pinching off the top leaves to encourage bushier growth, and be sure to eat the leaves immediately as basil does not keep very well in the refrigerator.



  • Plant Type: Summer Herb
  • Latin Name: Ocimum basilicum 'Napolitano'
  • Packed For: 2024
  • Days to Maturity: 74
  • Life Cycle: Annual
  • Growth Habit: Bush
  • Planting Time: Spring
  • Seed Type: Heirloom
  • Hybrid Status: Open-Pollinated
  • Hardy to Zone: Not Hardy
  • Frost Tolerance: Not Frost Tolerant
  • Heat Tolerance: Heat Tolerant 100+
  • Approximate Weight in Grams: 0.38
  • Approximate Seed Count: 250
  • Sun Needs: Full or partial sun
  • Water Needs: Regular watering
  • Planting Instructions: Sow directly, 1/4 inch deep
  • Fullgrown Plant Size: 18 inches tall and wide


Image Credit: "biggest basil plant i've ever seen" by robstephaustralia is licensed under CC BY 2.0.


Italian Large Leaf Basil Seeds

SKU: 2
  • Because we can not ensure that all plant care directions are followed, all purchases are final. 

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