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Basil Seeds

 
"_TULSI SEED SET" (4 seed packets): Holy Basils--Krishna Tulsi, Rama Tulsi, Vana Tulsi & Kapoor Tulsi, organic

(Holy Basil) The TULSI set consists of four full sized packets of Holy Basil (Tulsi) used to make the health-promoting tea. These are: The purple leaved Krishna Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), the purple stemmed Rama Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), the large-leaved and productive perennial bush basil Vana Tulsi (Ocimum gratissimum) and the green-leaved Kapoor Basil (Ocimum sanctum). Price marked provides a substantial discount over buying the packets separately.  OM SHANTI OM 

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"Culinary Basil Set" (Genovese, Greek, Mrihani, Sweet and Thai), all organic

Annual Basils coming from the Mediterranean and the Orient, mainly used in cookery but of course also endowed with medicinal attributes, being very kind to the stomach and digestion.  Full sized packets of 5 different types, excellent in soup, stir-fry, curries, Asian cookery, and my favorite, PESTO.  

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African Tea Basil Set (African, Kivumbasi Lime, Mtule and Mzamda)
African Tea Basil Set (African, Kivumbasi Lime, Mtule and Mzamda)

 Tea Basils coming from Africa, including African Basil, Kivumbasi Lime, Mtule and Mzamda.

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Basil,
Basil, "Mtule" (Ocimum suave), packet of 50 seeds, organic

 (Mtule Basil, African Bush Basil, Perennial Bush Basil, Kilimanjaro Basil, Ocimum kilimandscharicum) Native to Tanzania and the Zanzibar archipelago.   This is a handsome, upright African bush basil that becomes woody with age. 

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Basil, African (Ocimum canum), packet of 100 seeds, organic
Basil, African (Ocimum canum), packet of 100 seeds, organic

Rare, minty-tasting African Basil sporting decorative plunging racemes.  Tea against persistent headache, migraine, fever, worms, and rheumatism.  One of our best seeds.

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Basil, Genovese (Ocimum basilicum), packet of 100 seeds, organic
Basil, Genovese (Ocimum basilicum), packet of 100 seeds, organic

(Genovese Basil) A sweet lettuce leaf type that is tall, uniform, and slow to bolt.  Leaves gently savoyed.  One of the best for making pesto.  Kind to the stomach.  Easy to grow.
 

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Basil, Greek (Ocimum minimum), packet of 100 seeds, organic
Basil, Greek (Ocimum minimum), packet of 100 seeds, organic

(Greek Basil)  A tiny hummock of a plant, resembling a Lilliputian Oak tree, but redolent with the finest of Basil aroma.  We vote this the best-tasting Basil of all.
 

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Basil, Kivumbasi Lime (Ocimum canum), packet of 50  seeds, organic
Basil, Kivumbasi Lime (Ocimum canum), packet of 50 seeds, organic

(Kivumbasi ndimu)  Annual native to the island of Unguja, in Zanzibar.  Diminutive, growing to 1 foot, flowers white, fragrance distinctly citrusy.  

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Basil, Mrihani (Ocimum basilicum), packet of 30 seeds, organic
Basil, Mrihani (Ocimum basilicum), packet of 30 seeds, organic

(Mrihani Basil)  Annual, with leaf harvest in 60 days. This is a traditional cultivar grown in Zanzibar.  The leaves are ruffled, with a strong basil smell and flavor.  The flowers are purple.  In E African cuisine, the fresh or dried leaves are used as an ingredient in coconut based sauces.  

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Basil, Sweet Lettuce Leaf (Ocimum basilicum), packet of 100 seeds, organic
Basil, Sweet Lettuce Leaf (Ocimum basilicum), packet of 100 seeds, organic

Prolific producer.  Good market basil. Large, thick leaves. Excellent for pesto. This was one of the first crops we ever grew and remains one of the best. 

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Basil, Thai (Ocimum basilicum), packet of 100 seeds, organic
Basil, Thai (Ocimum basilicum), packet of 100 seeds, organic

Thai Basil is a showy, globe-shaped plant with medium-sized, lance-shaped leaves, green at base of plant, and purple toward the apex; flowers purple to bronze.  Spicy variety preferred for Thai cooking.

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Tulsi, Kapoor -- Holy Basil (Ocimum sanctum), packet of 50 seeds, organic
Tulsi, Kapoor -- Holy Basil (Ocimum sanctum), packet of 50 seeds, organic

(Kapoor Tulsi, Holy Basil)  "Tulsi in all aspects and places is holier than holy. Where the breeze blows through Tulsi plants, it makes the surrounding areas pure." Kapoor is a richly mounding basil with a very bright fragrance.  Kapoor is very easy to germinate and grow, making it a preferred variety for gardeners in the temperate north.

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Tulsi, Krishna -- Holy Basil (Ocimum sanctum), packet of 50 seeds, organic
Tulsi, Krishna -- Holy Basil (Ocimum sanctum), packet of 50 seeds, organic

(KrishnaTulsi, Purple Tulsi, Shyam Tulsi)  This variety is relatively rare in India and is highly esteemed.  Drinking tulsi tea in the morning is a fantastic way to help you cope with stress, whether environmental or internal, which may arise during the day.   OM SHANTI OM

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Tulsi, Rama -- Holy Basil (Ocimum sanctum), packet of 50 seeds, organic
Tulsi, Rama -- Holy Basil (Ocimum sanctum), packet of 50 seeds, organic

(Rama Tulsi, Holy Basil)  Much esteemed tea basil, this type being the most commonly cultivated in India. Purple stemmed, small leaved, open formed. Highly aromatic tea herb of the Ayurvedic tradition. Drinking tulsi tea in the morning is a fantastic way to help you cope with stress, whether environmental or internal, which may arise during the day.   OM SHANTI OM

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Tulsi, Vana (Ocimum gratissimum), packet of 30 seeds, Organic
Tulsi, Vana (Ocimum gratissimum), packet of 30 seeds, Organic

(Vana Tulsi, Clove Basil, African Basil, Vantulasi, Holy Basil)  Perennial bush basil native to India and East Africa.  Protect from frost.  This is the wild form that is very high in eugenol (oil of clove).  Vana tulsi is a great adaptogen from the Ayurvedic tradition.  The plant is handsome and aromatic, slightly hairy, green-leaved.  As a garden grown tea herb, it weighs up heavily and may be used by itself or blended with leaves of other types of tulsi.  The tea assists one adapt to stress, whether environmental or internal. 

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