Why this heirloom? An Italian heirloom with neat, compact growth and small, tender, highly aromatic leaves with just a hint of spice. This basil is slow to bolt, allowing a continual harvest until winter frosts arrive. Suited to pots and garden beds, the ‘fine green’ foliage is an excellent companion plant to repel flies and aphids. The traditional variety used in home-made pesto. Plant as a low-growing annual hedge for maximum impact and harvest. Growing tips: Grow in pots or garden beds. Water regularly. Will tolerate part shade in hot conditions. Apply a seaweed solution every 2-4 weeks to maintain plant vigour. Water more frequently in pots and always use a premium potting mix. Pick regularly to extend harvest and maintain compact growth.