417 East Maxwell Street,
Lexington, Kentucky 40508
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Ocimum basilicum 'Lettuce Leaf' (lettuce leaf basil)
A giant-leaved, heirloom basil with sweet, mild flavor. The slightly serrated and crinkled leaves grow up to 4" wide and 6" long. Similar to Sweet Genovese and Nufar varieties, this basil is ideal for pesto, sandwiches, and casseroles; the leaves make great faux lettuce for sandwiches, add tang to lasagna and other Neopolitan dishes, and serve as tasty wraps for appetizers. Combine them with mozzarella, fresh tomatoes, and a dash of balsamic vinegar for the perfect refreshing summer snack. 1.5-2'H x 1-1.25'W.
Please note: Our online herb selection is NOT a live inventory--sizes and prices change (i.e. plants grow). We also may be sold out. Please visit or call for current availability. This item is not suitable to order as a gift. For our floral customers we suggest sending a kitchen herb garden.