Bolloso Basil leaves can grow up to the size of your palms! The ridged spear-shaped leaves offer a strong, slightly sweet and camphoric aroma. The taste is mild yet slightly spicy, comparable to the flavour of anise.
Given the large leaves, Bolloso Basil is traditionally used as a wrap for mozzarella balls, drizzled with olive oil and eaten raw.
Cut and come again! Basils are fast growing crops, frequent harvest can help maintain their healthy growth. Partial harvest from the top and sides of the crop by cutting the stems just above a leaf node (the point on the stem where leaves grow). It’s important to not harvest more than one-third of the leaves at a time, in order to allow the plant to continue growing and producing leaves.
Basil may develop thick roots, lift the net pods up to check the roots every 3 weeks and trim extending roots, leaving just one pinky finger long of roots extended from the base of the net pod.
Vitamin A, Vitamin B9, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Calcium, Magnesium, Iron, Copper