Ocimum basilicum - 'Minette'
If basil is called the king of herbs, the adorable Minette must be the princess. It’s a miniature version of the ‘papa Basil’, forming an attractive round bush. All types of basil contain essential oils that are mild antiseptics sometimes used to settle an upset stomach. Basil Minette, with its aromatic, aniseed-like sweetish flavor and the pleasing clove scent, is the staple herb for all of us who love pesto and caprese salad. You can also use it in pasta and risotto and throw a handful of leaves on pizza or bruschetta.
And do not dedicate this versatile herb to main dishes only! Basil Minette and strawberries or peaches are an incredible match.
3 Plant Capsules
Tips and Tricks
If the plants become too tall, cut them shorter.
Harvest both young tops and bigger leaves, so the plants become bushier.