Basil Large Sweet Italian - 100 Seeds
This popular variety has the largest leaves of any of the basil varieties. Plants grow 24 to 32 cm tall with large medium-dark green leaves from 2 to 4 cm long. Compared to Genovese, the scent and taste are sweeter and milder. Slow bolting matures slightly later than Genovese.
Naturally, most people use basil for culinary purposes or as garden plants. However, basil is a good remedy for travel sickness, a very useful mouth gargle, and assistance for several other ailments. These include stomach spasms, loss of appetite, indigestion, kidney conditions, fluid retention, head colds and warts. It is thought some of the many chemicals in basil might assist in fighting intestinal worms.
As a topical agent, basil can be used for skin ointment and its anti-bacterial properties. Used in tea, basil is said to ward off headaches, depression and tiredness. It also has value as an eyewash.
Basil contains vitamin C, calcium and several minerals. It is useful for lowering blood sugar in some people but is not reliable in this respect. Basil also contains estragole, which can contribute to liver cancer in high amounts.
Propagation notes will be supplied with a seed packet
All orders are dispatched from our warehouse in Sydney, NSW, Australia
AUSTRALIA-WIDE SEED DELIVERY
Order dispatch time: 1-3 business days, excluding weekend & public holiday.
Transit time: Depends upon the postage service that you choose and pay. Usually, 1-2 business days for express post & 3-8 business days for standard post.
WA order dispatch: Once a week, regardless of whether Express Post is chosen. Express Post seed orders do not receive priority during the Quarantine WA inspection.
Note: We're sorry, but we cannot prioritise order packing service for customers who have paid for Express Post. We pack orders with a first-in, first-out policy.
Please see the table below or use the shipping calculators on this website.
Standard Post & Parcel (Australia Post) – WITH TRACKING
Delivery Estimates: 3-10 business days* (WA, NT Remote areas may take longer)
Seed packets only / or any seeds or garden supplies upto 200g
FREE domestic tracking letter shipping on seed packet-only (less than 0.5g) orders of $60 (after discount, if any) or above
|Seed packets & bulk weight-based items, garden tools, tubers, canes, rhizomes & seeds 200g to 400g
|Seed packets & bulk weight-based items, garden tools, tubers, canes, rhizomes & seeds 401g to 2kg
Seed packets & bulk weight-based items, garden tools, seed potatoes, tubers, canes, rhizomes & seeds over 2kg
Express Post & Parcel Service (Australia Post) - WITH TRACKING
Delivery Estimates: 1-3 business days* (WA, NT, TAS & Remote areas may take longer)
Seed packets only
Seed packets & bulk weight-based seeds up to 500g
BULK Seeds: 0 – 500g
BULK Seeds: 501g to 1kg
BULK Seeds: 1.01kg to 3kg
BULK Seeds: 3.01kg to 5kg
BULK Seeds: 5.01kg to 10kg
BULK Seeds: 10.01kg or 15kg
An additional $6 fee applies to cover quarantine inspection fees. All WA seed orders are subject to Quarantine WA inspection, which may result in delays beyond our control. For more information, please refer quarantine policy.
An additional $3 fee covers Biosecurity Tasmania paperwork—maximum 1kg per seed line item. Biosecurity Tasmania restrictions apply.
WA order dispatch time:
WA orders are packed once a week on Wednesday and shipped out on Thursday. To ensure that your orders are processed and shipped out each Thursday, please place them before midnight (AEDT - Sydney time) on Tuesday. This applies no matter whether Express Post service is chosen for the order.
WA orders go to the Quarantine WA office at Perth Airport for inspection before being sent to your shipping address by the Quarantine Officers. Your tracking number will be activated once the inspection is complete, which may take up to 10 business days after we have packed and dispatched your order.
The tracking number will stay in a 'Pending' status until Quarantine Officers have inspected your shipment at Perth Airport.
Depending on the postal service you pay for the order, it will generally take an additional 1 to 5 business days for your shipment to arrive from Perth Airport to your address within WA. However, please note that delays beyond our control may occasionally occur.
Signature on delivery: An additional $2.95 applies if you require a signature on delivery service. If you haven't requested a signature, the postie will check for a safe place or letterbox (if it fits) to leave your item. They'll take it to the Post Office for collection if a safe place can't be found.
No Discount on Postage: Our special discount event means seeds are available at discounted prices. However, postage costs remain the same, i.e. there won't be any discount on the postage costs - so check out our postage rate table to find out exactly how much it will cost before you stock up on your favourites!
Please note that Australia Post is experiencing delays within their delivery network, so the delivery estimate days/ dates are not guaranteed. We encourage you to choose Express Post shipping to avoid delays in transit.
You shall receive an email / SMS notification with a tracking number as soon as your order has been dispatched. We dispatch ALL seed orders via Australia Post tracking letters for certainty & peace of mind.
We may use Australia Post Registered Post, which requires a signature on delivery, or you may need to present your ID to collect it.
It's the fastest possible delivery service within the Australia Post network.
We will process your order after we have received clear payment in the accounts.
Dispatch and delivery times are estimates only; we cannot guarantee delivery times as these can change for reasons beyond our control.
Postage rates are calculated based on each order. If you have placed multiple orders with the same recipient and address, we may combine all items in single postage.
Sorry, we do not ship seeds outside of Australia.
Happy Valley Seeds always provide top quality seeds with 100% germination rate and at an affordable price. The Giant Italian Sweet Basil seeds are just another example of the large choice of seeds available. I always buy Happy Valley Seeds for my home garden and the sensory garden I coordinate at school for great price, choice and reliability. The seeds arrive promptly in the mail and it’s so handy to choose online.
Basil - Large Sweet Italian seeds
5 stars - even though it died in the extreme heat.
It was growing beautifully- oh well - mother nature 😁
BASIL - Large Sweet Italian seeds
Very pleased with how quickly my order was processed and delivered, probably much quicker than had I waited to go to my own local store.
Great germination rate and wow, they grow so fast, size of the plants is wonderful and oh my, what fragrance they have, just cant resist brushing the leaves as I walk past.
Western Australia Customers: We can ship most seed line items, except Quarantine WA restricted seed lines to WA. To help us ship your order as quickly and efficiently as possible, please do not include any seed items prohibited in WA; they are listed with the label 'NOT to WA'. Due to quarantine restrictions in WA, there is a 10kg seeds limit per variety. WA orders require additional handling time. Please remain within an approved limit when ordering seeds. We review every WA order before dispatch and remove (or reduce) excess seed quantity from your order to comply with WA biosecurity regulations. Please check further information here
Tasmania Customers: We can ship seeds to Tasmania. Please do not include seed line items labeled 'NOT to TAS'. Please note that the maximum allowable limit per permitted seed line item is 1kg per order.