Basil - Lettuce Leaf

Botanical name: Ocimum basilicum

An attractive basil with very large soft, slightly crinkled leaves.

Small white flowers appear in summer. Remove these to encourage production of more leaves.

Does well in pots on balconies and patios.

Uses for Lettuce Leaf Basil

An ideal variety for making pesto. Use in salads and sandwiches. Add to cooked dishes towards the end of cooking to preserve the flavour.

Growing Lettuce Leaf Basil

Height: 30-40cm

Width: 30cm

Prefers full sun.

Suitable for pots.