Days To Harvest (Transplant): 20-28 Plant Spread: 10-12 inches
HARVEST: Leaves should be picked just before flowering – prolong this period by pinching off flowers. Use fresh or dried leaves. It has the mild flavor of anise with a slight mint aftertaste. Popular as a spice for tomato dishes, or blend with vinegar in French dressing, or in poultry stuffing. Sweet basil is a tender annual.