Manor Farm Herbs
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Oxfordshire OX27 8DP

Manor Farm Herbs: Basils


Greek Basil

Greek Basil: Ocimum basilicum var. minimum

Ocimum basilicum var. minimum

Height:
15 - 30cm (6 - 12in)
Suitable for:
Sunny sheltered position, inside or out. Protect from frost. Ideal for pots & tubs
Available Spring 2019.

All basils are very tender annual herbs that cannot withstand frost and will only thrive with night temperatures above 12C. Greek basil is a compact form with very small piquant leaves, less than 1cm long. Its size and habit make it an ideal herb to grow on the windowsill in a pot.

Delivery May onward (weather dependant).

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Sweet Basil

Sweet Basil: Ocimum basilicum

Ocimum basilicum

Height:
Up to 30 cm (12in)
Suitable for:
Sunny sheltered position, inside or out. Protect from frost. Ideal for pots & tubs
Available Late Spring 2019.

All basils are very tender annual herbs that cannot withstand frost and will only thrive with night temperatures above 12C. Sweet basil has large bright green leaves with the traditional aromatic basil bouquet.

Delivery May onward (weather dependant).

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Thai Basil

Thai Basil: Ocimum basilicum 'Siam Queen'

Ocimum basilicum 'Siam Queen'

Height:
up to 30cm
Suitable for:
A warm, sunny sheltered spot. Ideal to grow in containers in the greenhouse.
Available Late Spring 2019.

This is a large leaf basil cultivar with pale green foliage and a strong liquorice flavour and fragrance, which is extensively used in Far Eastern cuisine. When it flowers it has large, really striking burgundy coloured flower heads, making it an especially attractive specimen if grown in a container.

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Giant Italian Parsley

Giant Italian Parsley: Petroselinum hortense 'Giant Italian'

Petroselinum hortense 'Giant Italian'

Height:
38 – 50 cm
Spread:
38 – 50 cm
Suitable for:
Rich moist soil with good drainage in sun or light shade. Pots and containers.
Price:
£3.40
Includes postage and specialist packaging.

This is a taller and more vigorous parsley than the French variety. It has similar flat and strongly flavoured dark green leaves and grows to be a large and prolific plant. It is an attractive herb which can be grown as an edge to the herb garden or potager. Ideal for growing in a container as well as the herb garden.

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Curled Parsley

Curled Parsley: Petroselinum crispum

Petroselinum crispum

Height:
Up to 40cm (16in)
Suitable for:
Rich moist soil. Sun or partial shade. Tubs & pots.
Price:
£3.40
Includes postage and specialist packaging.

This is the best known herb of all, our curled parsley has a compact habit and bright green curly leaves. Parsley is a favourite for kitchen use and also makes a good edging plant in the garden.

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French Parsley

French Parsley: Petroselinum crispum 'French'

Petroselinum crispum 'French'

Height:
Up to 60cm (2ft)
Suitable for:
Rich moist soil. Sun or partial shade. Tubs & pots.
Price:
£3.40
Includes postage and specialist packaging.

French parsley has a flat dark green leaf and a much stronger flavour than the curled variety. It is far superior for overwintering use as the flat leaves shed the rain and snow, unlike the curly ones, which retain dampness and suffer from frost damage very easily.

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Japanese Parsley - Mitsuba

Japanese Parsley - Mitsuba: Cryptotaenia japonica

Cryptotaenia japonica

Height:
30cm (12in)
Suitable for:
Rich moist soil in the sun.
Price:
£3.40
Includes postage and specialist packaging.

Japanese parsley is an oriental salad herb. It is an aromatic hardy perennial with bright green lobed leaves. The flavour is reminiscent of celery mixed with a bit of parsley, sorrel and coriander!

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Purple Shiso - Perilla

Purple Shiso - Perilla: Perilla frutescens 'Crispa rubra'

Perilla frutescens 'Crispa rubra'

Height:
60cm plus (2ft)
Suitable for:
Rich well drained soil. Warm and sunny site.
Available Spring 2019.

Purple Shiso is an annual herb that originates from S.E. Asia. It is reasonably hardy with purple crinkled leaves and pale pink flowers. Whilst it is extremely ornamental it is also brilliant to use in the kitchen.

Delivery May onward (weather dependant).

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