An ANNUAL basil that grows to about 45cm with very large crinkled leaves. The flavour is not as strong as other sweet basils, but their mild flavour and large size make them ideally suited to as a lettuce wrap, or added to salads etc.
Leaves and flowers can be eaten raw or cooked, and are often paired with tomato dishes, or anything with peppers or eggplant. A refreshing tea can be made from the leaves while the seeds can be added to bread, or soaked in water to become a refreshing mucilagenous beverage.
Use as large-leaved sweet basil. As an insect repelling plant it is a good plant to grow in the home. Basils are commonly planted as companions to tomatoes.