Basil – Minette (Ocimum basilicum ‘Minette’)


An ANNUAL growing to 30cm, this attractive, bushy, small leaved basil variety has strong spicy flavoured leaves and is used similarly to sweet basil as a culinary herb. Add to any Italian dish using garlic, tomatoes, or eggplants.

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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 a red-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.

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