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Basil Sweet Mammoth is often referred to as a lettuce leaf basil variety because of its impressive large leaves, but also because the leaves can be used as an aromatic lettuce in salads and as a green bed for a range of dishes. Basil Sweet Mammoth produces tender crisp leaves with a genovese-like aroma and flavour. The variety Basil Sweet Mammoth has been selected for its improved flavour (sweeter flavour than common Basil Mammoth), and superior cultivation characteristics, most specifically the delayed onset of flowering, which generally marks the end of the harvesting period for common basil varieties. Whilst Basil Sweet Mammoth will eventually flower like all basil varieties, regular deep trimming, will prolong the vegetative phase of growth, ensuring you continue to harvest bunches and bunches of tender crispy basil for many months.
Advantages of Basil Sweet Mammoth
Amazingly large aromatic leaves
Strong Genovese-like flavour
Desirable tender-leafed basil, better for salads and cooking, not just garnishes!
Harvestable for an extended period as this is a slow bolting variety (delayed onset of floral development)
30-50cm height at maturity
Plant in herb garden, allowing at least 30cm space
Prefers full sun but will grow in part shade
Suitable for pots and will grow in most regions of Australia
Easy to grow annual garden herb
Seed Sowing Instructions
Easy to follow seed propagation notes are provided with every seed purchase
Seeds of this variety are best started in seed raising mix or Jiffy® pellets before planting into the garden