Basil Newton Scientific Name : Ocimum basilicum
Common Name : Basil
Blooming Season : Late Spring, Summer, Late Summer, Spring
Plant Habit : Mounded, Upright
Spacing : 8 – 12″ (20 – 30cm)
Height : 12 – 20″ (30 – 51cm)
Width : 10 – 16″ (25 – 41cm)
Exposure : Sun
Grower Information :
Seed supplied as: Raw.
Herb Type : Genovese
Plant Habit : Upright, vigorous
Colour : Light Green
Suited For : Fresh cut, hydroponic, pot, processing, roots-on
Days to maturity from transplant : 21-30
Production Method : Field, Hydroponic
- Fast-growing variety with traditional Genovese flavour features high resistance to Fusarium.
- Unlike similar varieties, Newton does not have a licorice aftertaste, appealing to a wide range of consumers.
- Large, bright green, crinkled leaves are great for vegetable wraps and fresh chopped herbs.
Basil Newton Planting and care
Planting should be start after last spring frost. Basil seeds are usually surface sown but can tolerate little bit of soil cover. Sow the seeds on a moist potting mix and barely cover it with soil or peat. They should germinate in a weeks time. Transplant them when they have 2 to 3 true leaves. Plant Basil plants 8 to 10 inches apart
|Full sun to partial shade||Moist, well-drained soil||Moderate||18 to 28 degrees C||Basil needs little organic Fertilizer, should be added to the soil before planting.|
Basil Newton Classic
- Pinch or prune basil plants as they grow to promote branching and bushiness.
- Never cut into the woody parts of a stem.
- Basil flower buds should be removed by pinching as soon as you see them form.
Limited harvesting of the leaves can start on young plants and as they get larger, individual leaves as well as tips of the plants can be harvested.
Special features: Flavor
Culinary use: It is used to flavor soups, stews, tomato dishes, meat, game, fish, egg dishes, herb butters and herb vinegar.
Ornamental use: It can be planted for an ornamental use.
Medicinal use: It has many medicinal properties.
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