Greek Basil (Ocimum basilicum 'Spicy Globe') in the Basils Database

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Leaves: Fragrant
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Uses: Culinary Herb
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Pollinators: Bees
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon

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Posted by gardengus (Indiana Zone 5b) on Jun 1, 2013 8:37 AM

I grow this basil almost every year in my Herb garden . It has a very compact round shape, consistent with its name, ''Spicy Globe.' This plant is also more pungent in smell and taste than the sweet basil, so a smaller amount is needed in cooking . Good for those with limited space for herbs.

Tidy and tasty

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