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Large-leaved and intensely aromatic, this is the basil to use in Italian dishes. The tender plants will grow in a sunny spot outdoors, but often do best on a bright windowsill or in a greenhouse. Pinch out young leaves regularly.
Sow: Early spring to midsummer
Harvest: Year round
Soil Preference: Well-drained soil
Sun or Shade: Full sun
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