Tulsi, Vana — Holy Basil (Ocimum gratissimum) seeds, Organic

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Family: Mint (Lamiaceae)

Hardy to Zones 10 to 12, otherwise grown as a potted plant and brought in for the winter

(Vana Tulsi, Clove Basil, African Basil, Vantulasi, Wild Holy Basil, Tree Basil) Perennial bush basil to 5 feet, native to India and East Africa, a wild species brought into cultivation.  These seeds grown at our farm, secluded from other basils.  The plants are woody-stemmed and actually overwinter indoors more readily than the other tulsi types.  I have brought them successfully through a winter, planted in gallon pots on an indoor windowsill.  Source of eugenol (oil of clove).  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. Traditional usage (Ayurveda): stress, anxiety, heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, and dementia.  Drinking tulsi tea in the morning is a fantastic way to get started.  Tulsi seed is a light-depndent germinator, and you can increase germ rates by holding the seed in the palm of your hand in the direct sunlight before planting.  Prepare a flat of potting soil or a fine seedbed in spring and scatter seeds on surface, then press in and keep evenly moist and warm until germination, which is rapid.  Transplant or thin to 2 to 3 feet apart.

Packet contains 30 seeds
1 g contains ~1,000 seeds
5 g contains ~5,000 seeds
10 g contains ~10,000 seeds

Certified Organically Grown

 

 

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  1. Meghan

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    Meghan

    Love this Holy Basil variety! I live in SW Florida zone 9b/10a border and it has grown to almost 5.5′ tall and bushy. I have gotten so many leaves for tea from the one plant. It was easy to start seed in mid-late January then planted in a big pot. I keep pruning it to shape and the bees love the flowers! Can’t wait to have a few of these around!

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello Meghan, thanks for getting it, these wild tulasi are wayside shrubs throughout much of my east african stomping ground and I’m absolutely impressed that you made it work in FL. Good going! Richo

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    • Brian

      Brian

      I too love this– thank you so much for sharing it with the rest of the world. In Alabama I’ve noticed many native bees are attracted to Vana’s blooms, even more than the honeybees. Again, thanks <3

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