Persian Basil (Iranian Basil)


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Persian Basil is an ancient herb and staple in Iranian cuisine! It has a fresh, savory, verdant flavor that is reminiscent of licorice and mint, and is meatier than Italian-style basil. Often used fresh in herb salads, known as "Sabzi Khordan," or chopped in vegetable, fish, and rice dishes. It also has therapeutic properties, helpful in aiding digestion, stress, and inflammation. Persian Basil grows showy purple flushes with lavender flowers that will attract birds, bees, and butterflies in your herb garden or ornamental garden!


Basil, Persian (Ocimum basilicum)

Plant Size: 24-30 inches tall

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Country of Origin:

United States


Full Sun, Partial Shade

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Planting Instructions:

Plant 1/4 inch in soil after danger of frost has passed in Spring in at least 70F temperature soil. Pinch out leaves as you need them, leaving at least 3 sets of leaves on each part of the lower stems; regular harvest will keep plants growing strong. Also grows well in a container.

Within-Row Spacing 16 inches
Between-Row Spacing 12-24 inches

Nutrition Facts:

Calories 1
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0 g 0%
Saturated fat 0 g 0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 0 mg 0%
Potassium 16 mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 0.1 g 0%
Dietary fiber 0.1 g 0%
Sugar 0 g
Protein 0.2 g 0%
Vitamin A 5% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 0% Iron 1%
Vitamin D 0% Vitamin B-6 0%
Cobalamin 0% Magnesium 0%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.