Traditional Italian favorite! Very popular and versatile! Heavy yielding and superb taste! 10-12"H plants produce 1-2"L broad, shiny deep green, slightly cupped leaves. Savor them FRESH or DRIED in pesto, pasta sauces, flavored vinegars, tea, meat, fish and vegetables. Grow outdoors, indoor, in containers or sow.
Pollination occurs by insect, bird, wind, humans, or other natural mechanisms. Because there are no restrictions on the flow of pollen between individuals, open-pollinated plants are more genetically diverse. However, as long as pollen is not shared between different varieties within the same species, then the seed produced will remain true-to-type year after year.
This variety has a history of being passed down within a family or community, similar to the generational sharing of certain items like jewelry or furniture.
Annual plants are plants with a life cycle that lasts only one year. They grow from seed, bloom, produce seeds, and die in one growing season. They then need to be replanted each spring.