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Basil Seeds

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The name Basil name comes from the Greek word for "king." Romans named it “Basilescus” after their word for fire-breathing dragon, “Basilisk”, as it was thought to be a charm against the beast. Today, Basil continues to be used in many parts of the world as an anti-venom. Some early herbalists argued the herb could drive away melancholy, while others claimed it drove men mad.

Basil has a very long and romantic history. It is believed that Basil has been cultivated for more than 5,000 years. Basil has been used for everything from embalming mummies in ancient Egypt, to symbolizing love to the Romans, to being holy and sacred to Hindus in India.

Basil has also had it's share of dark uses. At one time it was believed that if a person placed a few Basil Leaves under a pot a left them, a scorpion would appear in their place!

Today, the vast variety of colors and flavors of Basils make them a choice Herb for gourmet cooking.

Basil’s symbolism in the Victorian language of flowers also reflects its dual nature. It signifies both hatred (for common basil) and best wishes (for sweet basil)!

To store, chefs say it is best to treat fresh basil like a flower. Put stems in a pot or glass of water; use within three to six days. Refrigerating fresh basil causes this delicate herb to develop dark brown spots, which ruins its flavor and presentation. To freeze, puree basil leaves with a little water; pour into ice-cube trays. Put cubes in freezer bags; keep frozen.

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Lime Basil Seeds * Minette Basil Seeds * Osmin Basil Seeds *
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Lime Basil Seeds Minette Basil Seeds Osmin Basil Seeds
An excellent Basil from Thailand with a unique Lime scent A great miniature Basil for pots The darkest purple Basil with a great sweet Basil flavor
Holy Basil Seeds ^ Queenette Basil Seeds * Purple Dark Opal Basil Seeds *
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Holy Basil Seeds Queenette Basil Seeds Purple Dark Opal Basil Seeds
This lovely purple Basil is grown near temples and in gardens all over India One of the most aromatic and flavorful of the Thai Basils Grown for both decorative appeal and culinary value
Thai Basil Seeds * Amethyst Basil Seeds * Ararat Basil Seeds *
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Thai Basil Seeds Amethyst Basil Seeds Ararat Basil Seeds
Spicy anise-clove scent and flavor This Near-Black Basil will be a standout in your garden and kitchen A multi-color Basil with a traditional flavor
Baja Basil Seeds * Blue Spice Basil Seeds * Marseillais Bush Basil Seeds *
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Baja Basil Seeds Blue Spice Basil Seeds Marseillais Bush Basil Seeds
Fantastic, sweet cinnamon fragrance Ornamental Basil with a spicy, light vanilla fragrance A compact Basil with tiny fragrant leaves
Cinnamon Basil Seeds * Profuma di Genova Basil Seeds * Emily Basil Seeds *
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Cinnamon Basil Seeds Profuma di Genova Basil Seeds Emily Basil Seeds
A unique Basil from Mexico with a great cinnamon scent A great Pesto Basil imported from Sicily A NEW dwarf variety of Genovese type Basil
Genovese Basil Seeds * Italian Large Leaf Basil Seeds * Mixed Basil Seeds *
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Genovese Basil Seeds Italian Large Leaf Basil Seeds Mixed Basil Seeds
A popular strain of large leaf Basil used in gourmet cooking A unique sweet Basil grown for high oil content and foliage production An exciting collection of all our basils... plus!
Lemon Basil 'Mrs. Burns' Seeds * Lemon Basil 'Sweet Dani' Seeds * Licorice Basil Seeds *
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Lemon Basil 'Mrs. Burns' Seeds Lemon Basil 'Sweet Dani' Seeds Licorice Basil Seeds
Stronger and even more robust lemon flavor than traditional Lemon Basil! 75% more essential oils than other Lemon Basil varieties. Great in Lemon pestos. A very unique Basil with a strong licorice scent and flavor
Purple Ruffles Basil Seeds * Red Rubin Basil Seeds * Siam Queen Basil Seeds *
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Purple Ruffles Basil Seeds Red Rubin Basil  Seeds Siam Queen Basil Seeds
The perfect Ornamental and Culinary basil A great purple basil useful as an ornamental or culinary herb A red/purple basil loved for its wonderful aroma and a sweet spicy flavor
Spicy Globe Basil Seeds * East Indian Basil Seeds * Lemon Basil Seeds *
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Spicy Globe Basil Seeds East Indian Basil Seeds Lemon Basil Seeds
A very compact spicy cinnamon flavored basil. Perfect for container growing! A great clove scented Basil, used in India as a cold remedy Famous for its wonderful lemony fragrance. Excellent in tea.
Magical Michael Basil Seeds * Mammoth Basil 'Napoletano' Basil Seeds * New Guinea Basil Seeds *
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Magical Michael Basil Seeds Mammoth Basil 'Napoletano' Basil Seeds New Guinea Basil Seeds
An improved variety of Sweet Dani type Basil with strong Lemon flavor A lettuce-leaf Basil with large, crinkled leaves and great flavor A uniquely beautiful ornamental Basil
Fragrant Herbs Garden Complete Starter Kit ^
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Fragrant Herbs Garden Complete Starter Kit
This garden kit comes with everything you need to start a gragrant herb garden!
   
 
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