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The Basil Napoletano, 'Ocimum basilicum', is one of the best basils available for eating fresh. The tender leaves are mild, sweet and tender in flavor. There is nothing like the smell of basil because the smell of basil is the smell of summer. There is no more useful herb and it is very fragrant. It is a good all "around basil" and it has very few pests.Basil is used in so many foods, it is hard to mention them all. It is used in Italian foods and pesto and pasta sauces. Fresh basil makes a nice tea, an excellent vinegar, and tastes great fresh with fish, poultry, rice, mild vegetables, eggplant and many others. Plant 1 to 2 weeks after the last average frost date. Place the Basil seeds in well drained soil with lots of organic matter.
Scientific Name : Ocimum basilicum

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