Basil

Scientific name

Ocimun basilicum

Plant characteristics

A year round herb some 30 to 60cm wide, juicy and aromatic leaves of approximately 3 to 5cm in length, and having a sweet and fragrant flavour that intensifies with heat.

Uses

It goes very well with pasta, salad and tomato, basil is one of the main ingredients in Italian pesto and one could say that is the plant typical of Italian cuisine.