Marseille Basil Seeds

Marseille Basil Seeds

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The most fragrant of them all
Days to Maturity: 70 from direct sowIf youve ever strolled through a big patch of basil on a summer afternoon, you know that mouthwatering, delectable aroma. Well, you can get that every day—and from just one plant of Marseille! This French variety is the unquestioned queen of fragrance, with foliage so aromatic youll find yourself making excuses to go out to the garden or patio and brush past it.A dwarf plant, Marseille apparently concentrates all its energy on producing big, showy, wonderfully scented foliage. The leaves are larger than most other varieties, and the plant is nicely branched, so you get a big harvest in very little space. Expect Marseille to reach 10 inches high and about 8 inches wide at maturity, bursting with delectable spice in every inch.Marseille is a fine variety for growing in containers, and if you scatter a few among your unscented annual flowering plants, youll find that bees and butterflies are suddenly visiting. And of course basil is indispensable to tomatoes, so be sure to include it among the tomatoes, eggplants, and other members of your lasagne garden.The perfect size for a low hedge, Marseille makes an aromatic edging for the driveway or footpaths. Talk about an edible ornamental—you can grab a few leaves in passing as you enter the house and get a delectable head start on dinner.Sow the seeds either indoors in late winter or direct sow in spring. To start indoors, sow about 6 to 8 weeks before last scheduled frost. The seeds will germinate in 5 to 10 days. Transplant when they have 2 sets of true leaves, spacing the plants 12 to 15 inches apart in the garden, or in your best containers. To sow outdoors, wait until the soil has thoroughly warmed up in spring. Then cover the seeds with about ¼-inch of soil, and thin the young plants to 12 to 15 inches apart when they are about 2 inches tall.As your basil plants grow, pinch off the central stem when they are about 6 weeks old, and prune back each stem when it has more than 8 leaves. (Cut it back to the first or second set of leaves, harvesting the rest.) If you keep your plants well pinched and pruned, you should be able to harvest half a cup of fresh leaves every week during the growing season.Basil loves hot weather and plenty of sunshine, but it needs consistently moist, rich soil. Mulch the plants to retain moisture, and water heavily during dry spells. Harvest the plant before the cold weather sets in, as this will affect the leaves texture and flavor. Freeze entire stems, with the leaves still attached, for best flavor retention, or dry the leaves for seasoning.
Genus:Ocimum
Species:basilicum
Variety:Marseille
Item Form:(P) Pkt of 100 seeds
Days to Maturity:70
Seeds Per Pack:100
Plant Height:10 in
Plant Width:8 in
Additional Characteristics:Butterfly Lovers, Edible, Fragrance
Foliage Color:Medium Green
Light Requirements:Full Sun
Moisture Requirements:Moist,  well-drained
Soil Tolerance:Normal,  loamy
Uses:Beds, Border, Containers, Cuisine, Hedge, Ornamental, Outdoor


Superior Germination Through Superior Science

Park's Superior Seeds Park Seed's humidity- and temperature-controlled seed storage vault Park Seed offers some of the highest-quality vegetable and flower seeds available in the industry, and there are a number of reasons for this.

First of all, we have humidity- and temperature-controlled storage, and we never treat any of our seeds with chemicals or pesticides. Nor do we ever sell GMO's (genetically modified seeds), so you always know the products you're buying from us are natural as well as safe for you and the environment.

Superior Standards - University Inspected

Testing seeds against minimum germination standards To make sure we are providing the best seed product possible and that our customers will get the highest number of seedlings from every packet, we conduct our own germination testing and have quality-control measures in every stage of our seed-handling operation. We hold ourselves to standards that are at or above federal and state standards, including testing specific crops more frequently than recommended by federal guidelines. And in order to maintain our organic certification, we welcome Clemson University to inspect us annually to make sure our organic seeds, which are stored and processed separately, are being handled properly.

Hand Packed By Experienced Technicians

Park Seed has been handling and packing vegetable and flower seeds for 145 years, a history that has given us a great understanding of how each variety should be cared for and maintained throughout every step of theprocess, from collection to shipping.

When packing our seeds, the majority are actually done by hand (with extreme care!), and we often over-pack them, so you're receiving more than the stated quantity.

The Park Seed Gold Standard

Park Seed's exclusive Fresh-Pak gold foil seed packets And many of our seeds are packed in our exclusive Fresh-Pak gold foil packets, which are lined to keep moisture out, so the seeds stay fresher for longer. We carefully pack very tiny or fragile seeds in crush-proof vials to ensure safe delivery to your home. Some of the small seeds are also offered as "pellets" (have a clay coating) to make sowing and growing easier.

When it comes to the kinds of seeds we offer, we are constantly seeking something new and provide many unique and hard-to-find varieties from all around the world. Our on-staff horticulturists are ready and available to share their expertise to help you with the success of these seeds, so you can grow a beautiful and productive garden!

How do I place an order?

​​Now our shopping cart is working quite properly, so you are welcome to place orders online, if you find the seed(s) you are looking for. If you cannot find what you are looking for from our online store, or the quantity you want is not available, please contact us by email ([email protected]). We are ready to source plants seeds online for you from China.



Payment and Shipping

At the moment, the easiest way of payment for us is Paypal. If you dont have paypal, you can also contact us for possibility of other options like Western Union, Bank trasnfer etc.
We ship seeds via Express Mail Service of Chinese Post Office. This takes around 7-30 days to reach most countries in the world. Please notice us if you want to use different way of shipping. But kindly be aware that international currier like DHL, UPS, Fedex, TNT cannot ship seeds easily from China. So normally we dont use their service for plant seeds for sale online delivery.



Returns & Refunds

If seeds fail to leave China, we will refund your payment 100%. But if seeds fail to reach you due to customs problem on your side which we were not informed in advance, we will not be able to bear any loss, and no refund will be made.
We sell only viable plants seeds online, and test germination of our seeds from time to time. So we will not be able to refund for seeds that clients fail to germinate, unless we are convinced that it's truly problem of our seeds.
Our mission is to supply fresh and true seeds from China. If any Plant seeds for sale online from us turn out to be wrong ones, we will refund you 100%.

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