Basil 'Dolce Fresca'

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Dolce Fresca Basil/Ocimum basilicum (Annual)

A very compact, ornamental selection. Produces big leaves loaded with rich, sweet flavor. Wonderfully fragrant foliage provides a treat for the senses. Plant in herb/edible gardens and containers. Use fresh or dried in soups, sauces, pesto, fish and meat dishes.

Height

12-14 in

Spread

10-12 in

Interesting Notes

Dolce Fresca won a 2015 All-America Selection award for its compact habit, strong scent and flavor, and vigorous growth.

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Very easy to grow in any sunny location. Does best in light, well-drained soil. Water often in dry weather. Harvest foliage as needed.

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes & Uses
Fragrant
Cut Flowers
Containers
Dried Flowers
Culinary
Exposure
Full Sun
Foliage Color
Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Fall
Spring
Summer
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