Post by pepperhead212 on Nov 26, 2018 16:32:46 GMT -5
...at least to me. I may have seen it before, but don't remember it. It doesn't say new in the catalog.
I just saw a basil in Johnny's that caught my eye - Everleaf. Supposedly a genovese type, very slow bolting (they have a video showing it amongst several other varieties in August, and it's the only one w/o flowers...this was in Maine, but the others had bolted), and a short, bushy type - the kind I like, for both indoor culture, and the pots around my deck. Anybody ever grow this?
I wasn't going to place an order from Johnny's, just to get this, given their high shipping rates, so I looked on ebay, and there it was! $2.50, w/free shipping! I also ordered some other seeds from the same company - things I have that were old, and that type of thing.
The Gecofure that I tried this last season, from Pinetree, was OK; good flavor, but not real productive - didn't seem to send a lot of branches out, even when trimmed frequently (though I have one in my hydro now, which seems to have a lot of new branches on it, and I haven't even clipped it). And It bolted earlier than the Serrata - still my favorite, though I keep looking!
Post by desertwoman on Nov 27, 2018 0:10:34 GMT -5
I will be interested to hear your thoughts on the flavor of the Everleaf and how it compares to genovese.. And what the production is like. Genovese is my fav for italian cooking but flowers early and I'm constantly deadheading it.
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Post by pepperhead212 on Dec 1, 2018 18:49:11 GMT -5
I saw that first video, which is what made me go look for it! That second video wasn't really correct in describing Thai basil as "spicy"; it's really got an anise flavor, to go with the slight basil flavor, not what most people would call spicy. I have not had experience with spicy globe.
Here is Gecofure basil in my hydro 5 days ago. It has increased considerably since then. Didn't have great luck with this (new to me) basil outside this season, but it looks great for inside - a lot of new branches coming out from the main stem! Gecofure basil in hydro by pepperhead212, on Flickr
And here's the Thai basil - Siam queen. this and the Gecofure were started from cuttings, which is why they are so large already. Thai basil in hydro by pepperhead212, on Flickr