Lettuce Leaf Basil
Lettuce Leaf basil is a specialty basil that grows massive leaves up to 5 inches long and wide. It has a milder flavor making it perfect for putting on sandwiches in place of lettuce, or for making wraps. It also makes for a great basil for pesto because of it's large leaf mass. This variety is slow to bolt and grows to about 12" to 14" tall.
Prefers well-draining soil with medium fertility and neutral pH (6.8 to 7.0) Add lime to the soil if too acidic.
Basil only grows well in warm weather and can be damaged by temperatures below 50 degrees. Transplant out into the garden when temperatures have reached at least 70 degrees during the day and 50+ degrees at night.
Days to Maturity
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