Organic Tulsi | Holy Basil

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HEIRLOOM One of our favorite plants of all time, Tulsi is a beautiful medicinal herb as well as gorgeous flower, attracting butterflies and beneficial pollinators as they fill the air with sweet, exquisite fragrance all summer. Easy to grow and resilient in gardens as well as containers, we enjoy Tulsi both fresh and dry across all seasons.

In summer, we simply pluck leaves and often entire stems to lightly infuse our water; we also dry gallons of Tulsi leaves to steep all winter for tea. The flavor of Tulsi is more complex than Thai Basil and though it is sometimes used in Indian and Asian kitchens, Tulsi doesn’t often get beyond the tea kettle in our house.

Come July, slow down to watch the bees as they become the same rich orange-red color as Tulsi pollen. Truly a sight to see.

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

Size Price Quantity# Availability
100 Seeds $4.45 In stock
200 Seeds $7.55 In stock
400 Seeds $14.25 In stock

1 review for Organic Tulsi | Holy Basil

  1. Jennifer (verified owner)

    Amazing! Our first purchase from Fruition Seeds and we could not be happier!

    My husband grew this Organic Tulsi on our deck on a pot. Super easy grow. So delicious!

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Organic Tulsi (Holy) Basil

Direct Seed (recommended): sow 2 seeds/inch, rows 12-18″ apart, thinning after true leaves appear
Transplant: 4 weeks before last frost, sow 2 seeds/cell indoors. Enjoy thinning to 1 seed/cell when true leaves emerge (yum!).

Direct Sowing Date: After frost, late May early June
Seed Depth: 1/8 inch     Days to Germination: 5-10 days at 65-70°F
Transplant Date: After last frost     Full Sun
Plant spacing after thinning: 8-12 inches
Days to Harvest: 45     Height: 20 inches

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