UC Master Gardeners, Santa Clara County, CA
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Spring Garden Market Herbs

We regret that we will not be holding a 2021 Spring Garden Market due to COVID restrictions. We hope to return with a full event in 2022.

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 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 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

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