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Organic Tulsi (Holy) Basil
Organic Tulsi (Holy) Basil
Organic Tulsi (Holy) Basil

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HEIRLOOM Delicious & easy to grow medicinal tea.

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Organic Tulsi (Holy) Basil HEIRLOOM One of our favorite plants of all time, Tulsi is a beautiful medicinal herb that attracts beneficial insects (including butterflies!) and fills the air with its sweet, complex fragrance. Easy to grow and resilient in any soil, we enjoy Tulsi in various forms throughout the seasons. In summer we simply pluck leaves and indeed entire stems to lightly infuse our water and throughout the year we steep Tulsi leaves both fresh and dry in hot water for tea. We also make a tincture of Tulsi to take every day as an adaptogenic tonic, encouraging our bodies to adapt to stress both physical and psychological stress. Its flavor is more complex than Thai Basil and though it is sometimes used in Indian and Asian kitchens it doesn't often get beyond the tea kettle in our house.

This July and August, slow down to watch the bees as they become the same rich orange-red color as Tulsi pollen. It is truly a sight to see.

Our original seed came from the abundant and regionally adapted generosity of Edible Acres, the permacultural genius of Sean Dembrosky.

20 days to baby leaf
50 days to full plant

Ocimum sanctum

Grown by Fruition Seeds in Naples, NY

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Organic Tulsi (Holy) Basil November 18, 2017
Reviewer: janice jones from canandaigua, NY United States  
Unfortunately, my starters were lost, seems the snails and slugs found them tasty

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Now one of my favorite plants ever! November 15, 2017
Reviewer: Anya Zelinska from New York, NY United States  
We had a snow storm on May 18th that killed almost all my basil that had already been transplanted. How surprised was I to see that Tulsi survived! It produced beautifully, constantly growing new side stems. Turned out to be very drought and bolt resistant. I snipped off flower buds a few times and it successfully continued to produce new leaves. But the best part is the aroma! Incredible! Does compare to store-bought tulsi tea in any way. Highly recommend this newly found friend of mine!

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Second year with tulsi November 3, 2017
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Kenmore, NY United States  
This was my second season of growing tulsi from Fruition Seeds, since they did so well last year in my raised bed.  I planted them in pots and in the raised bed, and all did wonderfully.   I love having access to this beautifully aromatic herb.

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Holy Basil is heavenly! October 28, 2016
Reviewer: Anna from Cazenovia, NY United States  
It is very easy to grow.  I gave away several plants to friends once I had made them tea from the fragrant, sweet leaves.  My son thought that I had added sugar to the tea.  For extra flavor, I added fresh picked spearmint or chocolate mint leaves to the Holy Basil tea infusion.  I have brought a plant in for the winter to enjoy.

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