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Mozzarella Basil Plant

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$34.49
This product does not ship to: AZ, CA, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA
  • Full Sun (6+ Hours Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 18 - 24 Inches
  • Mature Width 15 - 18 Inches
  • Growing Zones 8 - 10

Mozzarella Basil is an improved variety of basil with smaller leaves than Genovese but is more heat and disease resistant. Ocimum basilicum ‘Mozzarella’ was bred specifically to be grown successfully in a greenhouse, extending the harvest of this plant for weeks into the early fall. The deep green foliage is dense and will continue producing new shoots as long as the plants are deadheaded regularly. 

Mozzarella Basil Care  

Mozzarella Basil is grown as an annual plant in most growing zones and can be planted outside when nighttime temperatures are above 55 degrees F. Plants growing in containers in a greenhouse or unheated hoop house can be started earlier in the spring and will keep growing much later in the fall. Provide full sun and well-draining soil. Rich soil is preferred by basil, although over-fertilizing will produce leggy foliage growth that may have less flavor. Deadhead flowers as soon as they form to keep the plant from putting energy into seed production. When basil begins to set seed, the taste can be affected, making the leaves bitter.

Growing Mozzarella Basil

Basil can be grown indoors over the winter. Provide a spot in a sunny, south-facing window, and ensure the pot you use has excellent drainage. Feed indoor-grown basil with a diluted liquid seaweed extract every two weeks, being careful not to overdo it. 

Basil also grows well in containers outdoors during the summer. It can be added to seasonal mixed containers as a filler. Basil is excellent for attracting beneficial pollinators when left to bloom. The small, white flower spikes are even sometimes visited by hummingbirds and butterflies.

Watering Mozzarella Basil

Keep the soil evenly moist so that it feels like a wrung-out sponge. Basil is more prone to being overwatered than underwatered and will show signs of stress by drooping. Container-grown plants need to be checked for water daily, while garden-grown basil will grow best with 1 inch of water a week.

Feeding Mozzarella Basil

Fertilize container-grown basil with a diluted liquid feed of seaweed extract or fish emulsion every two weeks. Garden-grown basil grows best with a granular, balanced, slow-release fertilizer added to the soil at the time of planting. 

Mozzarella Basil Plant Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 8 - 10
Plant Type: Edible Plants
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 18 - 24 Inches
Mature Spread: 15 - 18 Inches
Mature Spacing: 15 - 18 Inches
Habit: Mounded
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: N/A
Watering: Average
Resists: Disease
Tolerates: N/A
Attracts: Bees, Birds, Butterflies
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Containers
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest
Brand: Sarahs Superb Herbs
Common Name: Mozzarella Basil Plant
Other Name(s): Mozzarella Basil
Scientific Name: Ocimum 'Mozzarella' - Green Basil
SKU:
1231004861-pc

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
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Summer

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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

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