Basil Pesto growing herbaceous hybrid type of basil the genus Ocimum also known as Basil Pesto Perpetuo, Basil Pesto annual plant and also used as ornamental fragrant plant, can grow in mediterranean, subtropical, temperate or tropic climate and growing in hardiness zone 5+.
Basil Pesto Perpetuo leaves
Leaves color light green with white can be just in the edge or all the leaf, the shape is ovate, taste it’s gentle and the main purpose if thus hybrid it’s for pesto.
Flower color white, the flowers small grow on inflorescence.
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Requirements for Basil Pesto Perpetuo growing and care:
Well drained soil, Add more water in hot summer days
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction
Is it necessary use vegetative reproduction in Basil Pesto?
No, but when you buy from the super fresh leaves on stems you can use the stems
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Not something special
Recommended planting season?
Pests and diseases:
All the season
How to prune:
Prune in the beginning of the bloom
What is the size of a Basil Pesto?
30-70 cm, 12-28 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / almost Full Sun / Half Shade
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
General information about the flower
Small white flower that grow on inflorescence
Thinning the bloom:
Should thinning the inflorescence when they start to bloom, all the strength of the plant go to the blossom
Pollination is done by:
How to grow from seeds
Easy to sow no special demand, but recommend by cutting
Saving seeds until sowing:
Room temperature, dry place
Spring after the last frost
Depth of Sowing:
Conditions for seeds germinate:
Moist, full sun
Watering requires for Seeds:
Average amount of water
Condition of seedling:
Not too much moist, Well drained soil
Do the seeds require burying?
Leaves harvesting season
After the plant in full size you can start to trim all the season. Can be after 3-4 weeks
How to harvest the leaves?
Trim branches but leave few buds on the branch
Information about leaves:
Green white oval leaves, soft
Uses of Basil Pesto leaves:
Vegetative Reproduction Method:
Stems / cutting
Preferred time for vegetative reproduction:
Spring. Early summer
Time to grow roots in vegetative reproduction:
Treatment for vegetative reproduction:
Put in glass of water and change the water every few days
Ocimum basilicum ‘Pesto Perpetuo ‘