Basil – Minette (Ocimum basilicum ‘Minette’)

$4.00

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.

Available on backorder

Description

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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Please note that due to stock-take and a phenomenal start to the season, the MeadowSweet online shop will not fulfill orders for a few weeks (10 Nov - 20 Nov) . You can still catch me at the Orewa Farmers Market, or you are most welcome to send inquiries on plant availability. Thank you ! Minette - MeadowSweet Herbs Dismiss