Spring Garden Market Herb Varieties for 2015

The list below is for 2015. Stay tuned for the updated list for 2016.

basil

Listed below are the herb seedlings that we will be offering at the Spring Garden Market. Many of these, especially the basils, are very popular and may sell out early. But note that some of our excellent vendors will also be carrying herbs, so be sure to check with them if our selection sells out.

Please understand that some varieties may sell out quickly or not be available due to germination difficulties.

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Herb Type Description
Basil African Blue
Ocimum kilimandscharicum
Tender perennial Very attractive tender perennial will bloom all summer long into fall until frost. Gorgeous flowers attract bees. Can grow to 4'.
Basil Genovese
Ocimum basilicum
Annual Almond-shaped, shiny dark green leaves. Strong flavor.
Basil Italian Cameo
Ocimum basilicum
Annual Closely packed, luscious big leaves on a compact plant. Rich, traditional basil flavor.
Basil Italian Large Leaf
Ocimum basilicum
Annual Large leaf variety. Great for use in fresh salads where small leaf varieties are too fine.
Basil Mrs. Burns’ Lemon
Ocimum basilicum citriodorum
Annual Saved for generations for its strong lemon flavor and fragrance, has a robust carefree nature in the garden and bigger leaves than any other lemon basil variety.
Basil Napoletano
Ocimum basilicum
Annual Wider, more crinkled leaves than most basils. Fragrant, tender leaves. Mild, sweet, mellow flavor.
Basil Profumo di Genova
Ocimum basilicum
Annual Specially bred for bright, clean basil flavor without mint or clove overtones. Elegant, compact shape.
Basil Purple Opal (Dark Opal)
Ocimum basilicum
Annual Mid-early upright variety with bushy foliage and smooth leaves. Dark purple color with intense aroma.
Basil Purple Petra
Ocimum basilicum
Annual Mild sweet taste. Perfect for pesto and for color in salads.
Basil Thai Queenette
Ocimum basilicum
Annual Exotic, aromatic flavor is excellent for Southeast Asian dishes. Decorative purple stems and green leaves make it ideal for use in edible landscapes.
Basil Thai Siam Queen
Ocimum basilicum citriodorum
Annual Leaves 3" to 4" long by 1.5" to 2" wide. Sweet and spicy flavor and licorice basil aroma.
Basil Tulsi (Holy Basil)
Ocimum sanctum
Grow as annual Tulsi, also known as Holy Basil, is considered sacred in India and is said to have health-promoting properties. The fuzzy, fragrant plants make a delicious spicy, fruity tea.
Basil Windowbox Mini
Ocimum basilicum
Annual Flavorful and fragrant miniature Italian basil. Neat, compact size and shape is great for edging even formal borders and for use in even small containers.
Dill Tetra (Dukat)
Anethum graveolens
Annual Sweet, mellow dill. Fine blue-green leaves hold freshness longer than other varieties. Bushy, heat tolerant, slow to bolt.
Lemongrass common
Cymbopogon citratus
Tender perennial Lemon-scented leaves are used for seasoning a wide variety of cuisines.
Oregano True Greek
Origanum vulgare hirtum
Perennial Excellent traditional oregano flavor. Dark green leaves and white flowers.
Stevia common
Stevia rebaudiana
Tender perennial Herb used as a non-caloric sweetener. Fresh leaves or dried leaves add natural sweetness to drinks and dishes.
Thyme English
Thymus vulgaris
Perennial A wonderful herb with endless culinary possibilities. Aromatic, attractive landscape plant with lovely small flowers.