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Spring Garden Market Herbs

We hope to offer our Spring Garden Market in 2021. Check back for updates.

Basil leaves on plant
Listed below are the herb seedlings that we will be offering. Many of these, especially the basils, are very popular and may sell out early.

Please understand that some varieties may sell out quickly or not be available due to germination difficulties.

Herb List

Basil African Blue, Ocimum kilimandscharicum
Very attractive tender perennial will bloom all summer long into fall until frost. Gorgeous flowers attract bees. Can grow to 4'. Tender perennial

Basil Cardinal, Ocimum basilicum
Very ornamental basil with red stems and a dense reddish-purple flower head, almost like a celosia. Annual

Basil Italian Cameo, Ocimum basilicum
Closely packed, luscious big leaves on a compact plant. Rich, traditional basil flavor. Annual

Basil Italian Genovese, Ocimum basilicum
Almond-shaped, shiny dark green leaves. Strong flavor. Annual

Basil Italian Large Leaf, Ocimum basilicum
Large leaf variety. Great for use in fresh salads where small leaf varieties are too fine. Annual

Basil Italian Pesto, Ocimum basilicum
Glossy dark green leaves. Zesty flavor. This variety is the classic Italian basil for making pesto. Annual

Basil Kapoor Tulsi, Ocimum sanctum
Compact version of tulsi (holy basil), very full and fast growing. Spicy aroma with hints of coffee and chocolate. 12–18" tall. Grow as an annual.

Basil Lettuce Leaf, Ocimum basilicum
Huge, crinkled bright green leaves. Sweet, mild flavor. Great for sandwiches, wraps, rolls, and more. Annual

Basil Mrs. Burns’ Lemon, Ocimum basilicum citriodorum
Saved for generations for its strong lemon flavor and fragrance, has a robust carefree nature in the garden and bigger leaves than any other lemon basil variety. Annual

Basil Purple Opal (Dark Opal), Ocimum basilicum
Mid-early upright variety with bushy foliage and smooth leaves. Dark purple color with intense aroma. Annual

Basil Red Freddy Genovese, Ocimum basilicum
Deep, dark purple leaves are large and deeply pleated leaves. Strong flavor. 18–24" tall. Annual

Basil Sweet Thai, Ocimum basilicum
Exotic, aromatic flavor is excellent in Asian dishes. Annual

Basil Tulsi (Holy Basil), Ocimum sanctum
Tulsi, also known as Holy Basil, is considered sacred in India and is said to have health-promoting properties. The fuzzy, fragrant plants make a delicious spicy, fruity tea. Grow as annual

Combo pack Chives, Allium schoenoprasum and
Dill Tetra, Anethum graveolens
Chives: Delicate onion-flavored foliage with edible flowers. 12" Perennial.
Dill: Bushy, heat tolerant, slow to bolt. Annual

Dill Tetra, Anethum graveolens
Tetra has aromatic leaves with a refreshing flavor. Bushy, heat tolerant, slow to bolt. Annual

Combo pack Fennel Florence, Foeniculum vulgare var. azoricum and
Parsley Italian Gigante, Petroselinum crispum
Fennel bulbs are succulent, sweet, licorice-flavored. Annual
Parsley Gigante has large, glossy leaves with an exceptionally sweet, mellow flavor. Biennial, height 12–18"

Combo pack Oregano True Greek, Origanum vulgare hirtum and
Thyme English, Thymus vulgaris
Oregano has excellent traditional oregano flavor. Dark green leaves and white flowers. Perennial.
Thyme is an aromatic, attractive landscape plant with lovely small flowers. Perennial

Stevia, Stevia rebaudiana
Incredibly sweet leaves are used as a sugar alternative. 18-30" Perennial

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