Basil Spicy Globe (Ocimum 'Spicy Globe')

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Basil Spicy Globe (Ocimum 'Spicy Globe')

Unlike some better known basils, Spicy Globe grows in the form of a tidy, compact bush, more suitable for gardens and small pots than most varieties. The small, densely growing leaves are used in the same way as the leaves of other sweet basil varieties.

Growing Tips

Choose a sunny site with well-drained soil, amend with well-rotted manure or compost.

Use

Most famously associated with tomato sauces and pesto but has countless other uses. The best flavor is found in the new leaves. Awesome culinary herb with a mild, spicy, somewhat minty flavor that can be used fresh, dried, or chopped and frozen in ice cube trays. It is used in Mediterranean, Thai, and Italian dishes, and is also tasty when used with beef, poultry, lamb, veal, fish, pasta, rice, white beans, cheese, tomatoes, and eggs. Basil also makes a tasty, aromatic garnish for many foods.

Herb Attributes

HarvestRegularly, the more you harvest the more it will produce. If kept warm and harvested often you may even get 10 months worth of Basil leaves.
PositionPart to Full Sun
Height30cm
Width30cm
LifespanAnnual