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Basil Pesto Perpetuo Herb Plant

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Ocimum basilicum 'Pesto Perpetuo'
About the Basil 'Family': Basil, from the Lamiaccae family, is native to tropical regions from Africa to Southeast Asia and is used worldwide as a culinary herb. It's mostly used for its fresh leaves which generally have a slightly anise flavour with a strong, sweet smell and are added to dishes at the last moment as high temperatures will diminish the flavour. The leaves can also be dried although the a lot of the flavour is lost. The flower buds can also be eaten and have a more subtle flavour. Basil is classed as a tender herb and our varieties won't withstand a frost.
About Basil Pesto: A highly aromatic Basil with a fantastic scent and nicely variegated light green leaves with a cream edge. The plant itself has an upright habit with a good, sturdy structure. This Basil has been specially bred for its outstanding flavour, if you only have one Basil for culinary use make it this one.
Grows to a height of around 30-50cm and spreads to around 30cm.