Spring Garden Market Herb Varieties for 2014

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 them out if our selection runs out.
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Herb Type Description
Basil Aromatto
Ocimum basilicum
Annual Tall, beautiful cut flower. Purple with green leaves. Erect and branched. Bred for ornamental and culinary use. Scent becomes more intense when dried.
Basil Cardinal
Ocimum basilicum
Annual Very ornamental basil with red stems and a dense reddish-purple flower head, almost like a celosia.
Basil Dolce Vita Blend
Ocimum basilicum
Annual Mix of six distinctive basils will fill the garden with colors, flavors and scents. Ideal for containers.
Basil Greek Yevani
Ocimum basilicum
Annual Mounding plant with small leaves is excellent for containers. 6" tall and 12" diameter. It has a very strong basil taste and fragrance that makes “a little go a long way”. Very slow bolting.
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 Osmin
Ocimum basilicum
Annual Pretty plant with ruffled edges and two-toned purple colors. Can be used in any culinary dish. Sweet mild taste is great in salad.
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.
Dill Bouquet
Anethum graveolens
Annual Foliage is superior for sprinkling on veggies and meats. Early, large seed heads, excellent for pickling.
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.
Oregano True Greek
Origanum vulgare hirtum
Perennial Excellent traditional oregano flavor. Dark green leaves and white flowers.
Thyme English
Thymus vulgaris
Perennial A wonderful herb with endless culinary possibilities. Aromatic, attractive landscape plant with lovely small flowers.