Green Ruffled Ocimum Basilicum San Valentino Basil Seeds

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Green Ruffled Ocimum Basilicum San Valentino Basil Seeds

Packet of 75+ home grown organic seeds!

One of our very first customers sent us these seeds many years ago, all the way from Italy. (Love the barter system, definitely hit me up if you have anything cool in your collection!)

We never bothered replanting the much more common “Genovese” for years after that, as this ones milder sweeter flavour is just so much better, and it’s a tighter bushier plant.
The leaf size is slightly larger, but it is a bit smaller plant overall, and not as woody.
Great for pot, tubs, containers, and even better planted out in beds.
It’s excellent in traditional pasta dishes, salads, but also soups, stews, marinades, dressings, pesto, herb butter, you name it, a perfect match!
Nice big leaves perfect for wrapping cheeses, risotto balls, on sandwiches and mild enough to be just eaten as is, with a cherry tomato.
Can’t beat it!

Massive amounts of Vitamin K, Vitamin A and Manganese.
Also has a high amount of Calcium, Vitamin C, Folate, Vitamin B6 and Beta-carotene, and is a very powerful Anti-oxidant and Anti-Inflammatory as well.
Said by some to improve joint pain and arthritic conditions with regular intake.

This improvement could be caused by the to the extremely high (E)-beta-caryophyllene or BCP content apparently?
I eat it pretty much daily as I wander around the garden and I reckon its great as is  straight from the plant,  we also use heaps in risotto, pesto, pizza, pasta, herb breads, focaccia etc etc etc etc……..
If you want to have a crack at growing basil, then this is a great choice.

Grown by me and the Mrs organically, no chems, no nasties, no problems!!!