• Basil 1 oz ($2.95) or 2 oz ($4.95) package


    Sweet Basil

    Origin:  California       Botanical name:  ocimum basilicum

    Basil's strong fragrance and flavor make it a favorite in many cuisines.  A member of the mint family, basil has been cultivated in the Mediterranean for thousands of years. Use basil with tomatoes, soups, stews, and seafood dishes and with cooked squash potatoes, carrots, and other vegetables.  Dried basil can also be sprinkled on freshly popped popcorn.  More recipe ideas can be found in The Herb Garden Club. 

    •  A native of India (hailed as a protector).
    • The Italians made basil famous (used in their tomato sauces and pesto).
    • The word basil comes from the Greek word basileus, meaning king.
    • In 1629, herbalist John Parkinson wrote, "...the smell thereof is so excellent that it is fit for a king's house."

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