If you are into herb gardening for culinary herbs, Italian Large Leaf Basil is a must have. Compared to Genovese, the scent and taste are sweeter and less clove-like.
Days to Harvest: 60-90
Fairly resistant to damage from pests and disease, Italian Large Leaf self-seeds easily and grows well in a container. Very aromatic and as popular with bees and butterflies as it is with chefs, this is one of our most favorite basils. Plant in full sun and harvest frequently to keep from going to flower.Once it flowers the taste becomes more bitter.
Most of the general information provided is from the Vegetable Encyclopedia at www.gardeners.com, with additional facts provided by your friends at Seattle Seed Company.