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PlantFiles: Lettuce Leaf Basil
Ocimum basilicum 'Crispum'

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Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ocimum (OSS-ih-mum) (Info)
Species: basilicum (bass-IL-ee-kum) (Info)
Cultivar: Crispum
Additional cultivar information: (aka Lettuce Leaf)

Synonym:Ocimum basilicum var. crispum

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7 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Herbs

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:
Aromatic

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Profile:

2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive Sherilou On Jun 9, 2012, Sherilou from Panhandle Gulf Coast, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:

I purchased my Lettuce Leaf Basil from Seeds of Italy. It's my absolute favorite basil for flavor.

It prefers some shade, from our hot Florida sun, when the temperatures reach about 85+ degrees. Too much shade will stunt the growth of the big, beautiful, crinkly leaves... but it's still delicious.

Positive lupinelover On Jan 27, 2003, lupinelover from Grove City, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

One of the best for making pesto. The leaves are big, fleshy, absolutely delicious. An added bonus is that seeds saved usually come true, unlike most basils.

Neutral mystic On Aug 11, 2001, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

Large, wide leaves. Flavor is less pronounced than other green basils, sometimes preferred for salads or sauces.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Panama City, Florida
Pensacola, Florida
Clinton, Massachusetts
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania



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