About Basil 'Dolce Fresca'

The 'Dolce Fresca' basil variety is the 2015 winner of an All-American Selections (AAS) award. It produces an abundance of sweet tender leaves like the traditional Genovese basil used for pesto and Caprese. But when other basils get tall and leggy, 'Dolce Fresca' resists stretching and remains mounded for a tidy-looking plant. The compact plant grows 10-14 inches tall and 10-12 inches wide. This herb should be planted in full sun and in well-draining soil, like Pike Vegetable & Flower Soil. Basil can wilt easily, so water this plant regularly to keep it happy. Fertilize monthly with Dr. Earth Homegrown organic fertilizer for tomatoes, vegetables, and herbs.