Basil, Mrihani

Flora

$ 3.95


Mrihani (55-70 days) Ocimum basilicum  

We obtained this seed from Frank Morton who had gotten it from Richo Cech who found this basil growing on Pemba Island in the Zanzibar Archipelago, off the coast of Tanzania, in 1990. He found the woman who was growing the crop, and she asked him to return the next day to receive a gift of seeds. When he did so, she handed him a triangular packet of seed, folded from newspaper. She called it "Mrihani.". It is unique in its wavy toothing along the leaf margins and olive green with purple highlights on the leaves and stems.  Flowers are purple.  Very beautiful and distinctly aromatic.  FLA.  

BA10: Packet (1/2 g ≈ 400 seeds) - $3.95

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