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Scientific Name: Ocimum basilicum species

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  • Perennial
  • Pink perennial basil is an erect, much-branched aromatic plant, woody at the base and with bright green leaves.
  • Small, pink tubular flowers are borne in whorls, to 2cm apart.
  • Needs rich, light well-drained to dry soil pH5-8, in sun.
  • Pinch our growing tips to encourage bushiness and delay flowering.

Culinary Uses

  • Add leaves and flowers to salad.
  • Flavour tomato and tomato based dishes, pasta sauces (notably pesto), vegetables (especially beans, peppers and eggplant) and soups.

Parts Used

  • The leaves and flowers.
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