Certified Organic Seed
Deliciously-scented adaptogenic herb.
Temperate Tulsi, also sold by some as "Kapoor" Tulsi. Tulsi, considered a sacred plant in the Hindu religion, has been cultivated for at least 3,000 years. Known as the Incomparable One, Queen of the Herbs, and Elixir of Life, the scent, as well as preparations of the herb, have been used to heal for centuries. Today's plant scientists classify Sacred Basil as an adaptogen, a substance that helps us adapt mentally and physically to stressful circumstances. One whiff of its exquisite aroma and you'll understand why! This particular variety, O. africanum, hails from East Africa and is known for it's tutti-frutti scent, fast growth, and frost tolerance, and is the most commonly found variety in the U.S., as it is very well-adapted to the North American climate. This variety makes a delicious tea–and is much beloved by the bees.
Also commonly referred to as "Holy Basil."
|Art Pack (250 seeds)||$4.79||In Stock | Packed for 2024|
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Start seeds indoors 6 weeks before last frost and transplant when plants have 2 sets of true leaves after threat of frost has passed. Can also be direct sown outdoors after last frost and thinned to indicated spacing. Basil requires moderate fertility and water. Harvest when plants are bushy, before flowers form by cutting the stems above smaller, leafy growth. Tulsi basil can be dried immediately after harvesting and kept for months. Self-sows.
|Days to Germination||5-10 days|
|Days to Maturity||70 days|
|Spacing in Row||12"|
|Spacing Between Rows||12"|
|Height at Maturity||18"|
|Width at Maturity||12"|
|Sun Preference||Full Sun|
Artwork by Jessi Carter. This ink-on-paper work is show-stopping in person. Its intricate landscape and plant imagery suggest the layers of cultural and botanical meaning in the reverence felt for this herb by people from all around the world.