Popular varieties of Basil
Varieties of Basil are divided into purple and green, many of them have varying degrees of color.
Moreover, the green and red varieties distinguished by odor.
The main scents of Basil lemon, mint, clove, anise, pepper, brown.
After some drying either lose or gain more intense and pleasant smell.
In addition, varieties of spices are distinguished by the form of a Bush, sheet size and precocity.
Varieties of Basil
«Clove» – early ripening variety, the period to the technical maturity ranges from 24 to 33 days. Yields of up to 2.4 kg/m2. The leaves are bright green in color with distinctive aroma of cloves. Used in canning and cooking.
«Lemon» — middle-grade Basil. The period from germination to technical ripeness is 33-40 days. Yields of marketable products up to 3.0 kg/m2. The value of the class is high yield and uniformity of the bushes.
Has a lemon flavor. It is recommended to use fresh or dried in cooking, canning and food additives.
«Caramel» — early ripening variety, the period from germination to full maturity of 28-35 days. Yields of marketable products from 2.6 to 3.4 kg/m2.
Has a high yield, the same form of bushes and fruit caramel flavor. Often used when cooking various dishes as a flavoring and cooking.
«Pet» — middle-grade Basil. The period from full germination to technical maturity of 50 to 75 days. The yield is up to 2.3 kg/m2. Has a distinct caramel flavor. Used in dried or fresh in cooking.
«Russian Bogatyr» — middle-grade. From germination to economic maturity at approximately 48-50 days. The low yield of up to 1.4 kg/m2. Color green, clove aroma-peppery. Good to use as flavoring.
«Troll» — middle-grade Basil. The period from germination to maturity 64-70 days. Marketable yields of up to
1.8 kg/m2. Suitable for growing at home on the windowsill.
Stunted bushes with dark purple color. Different decorative appearance, and is suitable for conservation. It has a mild Oriental scent.
«Characterniki» — middle-grade Basil. From germination to full economic maturity 60-65 days. Yields of up to 2.0 kg/m2. The color purple. Long aroma. Well suited for conservation.