Basil Greek – Afrodite

Organic non GMO seeds for microgreens and sprouts

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Organic greek Basil is the Mediterranean variant of the classic green Basil. Popular and appreciated especially in Mediterranean Europe, it has the delicate and fresh flavour of the classic variety, but with spicy and aromatic hints. These microgreens are therefore the ideal choice for those who wish to enrich their recipes, even the most traditional ones, with new and tasty flavours.


Organic greek Basil

Organic greek basil, botanical name Ocimum basilicum, is the aromatic alternative to classic green basil. Its seeds develop small green leaves, more or less dark depending on the light under which they are grown. Like all Basil varieties, this one grows rather slowly and does not develop much height; however, these small leaves, which contain a delicate flavour with an aniseed and cinnamon aftertaste, will fully satisfy your expectations from the first taste.


How can I grow it?

Producing organic greek Basil sprouts is quick and easy, even at home.
Greek Basil, like all other variants of the same family, has a mucilaginous seed: this means that when it comes into contact with water, it develops a mucous membrane around it to ensure proper and constant moisture throughout germination. Therefore, we advise you not to soak the seeds, not to plant them too densely and not to water them too much, especially in the first days of growth.
Keep the seeds in the dark watering them about a couple of times a day until they have fully germinated after 4/5 days. After that, place them in sunlight until they are ready to be harvested: this will ensure that they develop the best possible flavour and aroma.
After about 20 days you can harvest your greek Basil microgreens, cutting them as close to the root as possible, and enjoy them.


How can I eat it?

You can use your organic greek Basil microgreens as a garnish in more classic dishes, such as sandwiches, salads and main courses, instead of other Basil varieties. Or you can experiment with new combinations of ingredients and flavours, especially in desserts and cocktails, playing with their typical spicy, almost peppery taste.

Organic greek Basil seeds may contain traces of soy, mustard, wheat, gluten and grasses.

Store the seeds in a cool, ventilated place with a temperature between 8° and 20° C, away from weather, changes in humidity and sunlight.

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Technical Sheet

Greek Basil for sprouts and microgreens – Non-GMO organic seed
Botanical name: Ocimum basilicum
Number of seeds per gram: 620
Weight of one thousand seeds: 1,61gr
Packaging available online: 10gr | 50gr | 100gr | 250gr | 500gr | 1,00kg
Colour of seed: black
Colour of microgreens: green
Flavour: aromatic and spicy
Minimum guaranteed germination rate: 80%
Origin: Italy

Difficulty of growth: medium – easy
Soaking not necessary
Keep in the dark for 3/5 days
Germinates in 4/5 days
Microgreens in 18/20+ days