BASIL, Newton

Basil Newton

Newton is a fast-growing variety with large, bright green, crinkled leaves. It has an improved traditional Genovese flavour, but with no licorice or anise aftertaste. The leaves can grow up to 4″ (10 cm) and are perfect for pesto, tomato dishes, salads, and vegetable wraps. Uniform plant habit.

The leaves should be picked before flowering. Harvest continually and pinch off flowers to encourage leaf growth.


Maturity21 - 30 days
Height12 - 20" (30 - 51 cm)
Spacing8 - 12" (20 - 30 cm)
LightFull Sun
SoilRich, organic and well-draining
pH Range6.0 to 7.0
WateringKeep soil moist but not wet; overwatering will encourage root diseases
FertilizingBalanced fertilizer at time of planting; side-dress to encourage continued growth
Nutrients RequiredNitrogen = high, Phosphorus = moderate, Potassium = moderate

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