Friday, January 11, 2019

Plants in Early American Gardens - Plants in Early American Gardens - Sweet Basil

Sweet Basil (Ocimum basilicum)

Sweet Basil, native to Europe, is used fresh or dried as an aromatic culinary seasoning. It was common in America by the late 1700s, and Thomas Jefferson requested a supply of this pot-herb from his neighbor George Divers in 1820.

For more information & the possible availability for purchase
Contact The Tho Jefferson Center for Historic Plants or The Shop at Monticello