As basil has many different varieties, Dwarf Greek Basil Herb is one of the smaller, ancient herbs— as it’s over 4,000 years old and native to Mediterranean and South Asian regions.
This basil heirloom is small enough to grow on your patio and is an essential ingredient in many Italian dishes. With light-green leaves that develop into compact, spherical-shaped bushes, Dwarf Greek Basil plants give off a peppery and sweet aroma.
This type of sweet basil is often used as a flavorful addition to tomato sauces or soups. As basil is known for its medicinal benefits, Dwarf Greek Basil leaves can be chewed to aid digestion.
Latin Name:Ocimum basilicum var. 'dwarf greek'
Dwarf Greek Basil Herb Days to Maturity:60+(leaves) 90(seeds)
Dwarf Greek Basil Seed Planting Depth:1/4”
Dwarf Greek Basil Seed Plant Spacing:8-18”
Dwarf Greek Basil Growth Habit:Upright/bush
Soil Preference:Rich and well-drained
Light Preference:Full sun
Dwarf Greek Basil Herb Color:Small light-green leaves, white buds
Dwarf Greek Basil Herb/Seed Flavor:Sweet, peppery and bright