Dolce seeds

Dolce Rojo F1 Hybrid Pepper Seeds

Dolce Rojo F1 Hybrid is a spicy-sweet Corno di Toro type pepper that features a vigorous plant with good fruit set. Suitable for greenhouse or open field production. Contains high vitamin A and C content. 3 x 9 1/2″. Highly resistant to Mild Mottle and Tobamo Virus Race 1 and 2.

(Capsicum chinense)
4,000 seeds/oz.; 21-26 days, 72°F.
Start early indoors and transplant well after last frost. Grow seedlings at 62°F night temperature and 70°F day temperature. Lower temperatures permanently reduce plant productivity.

Dolce Fresca

After harvest, it rebounds to its previous tidy shape. The large leaves of Dolce Fresca are among the nicest Genovese basils we’ve tried. It looks fantastic in patio containers, or just growing in any well drained herb bed. Read More

Season Warm season

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West Coast Seeds ships anywhere in North America. However, we are not able to ship garlic, potatoes, asparagus crowns, bulbs, onion sets, Mason bee cocoons, or nematodes outside of Canada. We regret, we cannot accept returns or damages for orders outside of Canada. The minimum shipping charge to the US is $6.99.

More details about Dolce Fresca

Sweet and fresh, this picturesque basil won the AAS award for both flavour and form. After harvest, it rebounds to its previous tidy shape. The large leaves of Dolce Fresca are among the nicest Genovese basils we’ve tried. It looks fantastic in patio containers, or just growing in any well drained herb bed. Grow this basil in full sun during the warmest part of the year. Harvest regularly by pinching top-most pair of leaves from each stem. This will encourage bushy, vigorous growth lower on the plants and prolong the harvest window for each plant.

Quick Facts:

    • AAS Award Winner
    • Form meets flavour
    • Great for containers
    • Large leaf Genovese type

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    Dolce Fresca

    All About Dolce Fresca

    Latin

    Latin
    Ocimum basilicum, Holy basil is O. tenuiflora.
    Family: Lamiaceae

    Difficulty

    Difficulty
    Easy

    We Recommend

    We Recommend: Certified Organic Genovese Basil (HR1019) . This is the standard by which to compare all of the other fine basil varieties. Traditional, heirloom, Italian basil is the best choice for pesto.
    For Urban Gardeners: Certified Organic Dolly Basil (HR1025) has all the aroma of Genovese, but with slightly larger leaves, faster growth, and a better tolerance of the cool nighttime temperatures that can occur on balconies and rooftop gardens. It’s also slightly better suited for container growing.

    Season:

    Season: Warm season
    Exposure: Full sun

    Timing

    Timing
    Basil grows well in containers indoors at any time of year provided you can supply enough light. For outdoor growing, sow basil seeds throughout late spring for transplanting to the garden after the summer solstice. Or direct sow in early summer, once the soil has warmed up. Basil requires warm soil and full sun. Optimal temperature for germination: 21°C (70°F). Seeds should sprout in 5-10 days.

    Starting

    Starting
    Sow seeds 1cm (½”) deep in sterilized seed starting mix. Basil is prone to damping off, so once seeds sprout, make sure they are adequately ventilated, and kept under very bright light. Thin to 20-25cm (8-10″) apart. Using bottom heat speeds germination.

    Growing

    Growing
    Use any rich, loose, well drained soil. Once plants are 15cm (6″) tall, pinch out the growing tips to encourage really bushy growth prior to harvest. Watch for signs of flower buds forming in mid-summer, and pinch these off to promote more foliage.

    Harvest

    Harvest
    Frequent harvesting will prolong the life of the plant. Basil leaves have the best flavour just before the plant flowers, and if you plan to preserve some of your basil or make a big batch of pesto, this is the best time to harvest. Flowering can be delayed by pinching or clipping off new flower buds.

    Tear basil rather than chop with a knife because chopping tends to bruise the leaves. Add basil to food just before serving so as to get the full aroma and effect. Cooking for any length tends to make the minty side of basil come to the forefront.

    Basil is best fresh, but can be preserved by drying or by freezing. To freeze, tear the leaves into small pieces and freeze small batches of them, with water, in ice cube trays. Once frozen, the cubes can be saved in zip-lock type bags and labeled for later use. This will preserve the fresh flavour of basil for up to four months.

    Seed Info

    Seed Info
    Usual seed life: 3 years.

    Companion Planting

    Companion Planting
    Basil is said to improve vigour and flavour of tomatoes, planted side-by-side. It’s also good with asparagus, oregano, and peppers. Basil helps repel flies, mosquitoes, and thrips.

    How to Grow Basil

    Step 1: Timing

    Basil grows well in containers indoors at any time of year provided you can supply enough light. For outdoor growing, sow basil seeds throughout late spring for transplanting to the garden after the summer solstice. Or direct sow in early summer, once the soil has warmed up. Basil requires warm soil and full sun. Optimal temperature for germination: 21°C (70°F). Seeds should sprout in 5-10 days.

    Step 2: Starting

    Sow seeds 1cm (½”) deep in sterilized seed starting mix. Basil is prone to damping off, so once seeds sprout, make sure they are adequately ventilated, and kept under very bright light. Thin to 20-25cm (8-10″) apart. Using bottom heat speeds germination.

    Step 3: Growing

    Use any rich, loose, well drained soil. Once plants are 15cm (6″) tall, pinch out the growing tips to encourage really bushy growth prior to harvest. Watch for signs of flower buds forming in mid-summer, and pinch these off to promote more foliage.

    Step 4: Germination

    Usual seed life: 3 years.

    Step 5: Harvest

    Frequent harvesting will prolong the life of the plant. Basil leaves have the best flavour just before the plant flowers, and if you plan to preserve some of your basil or make a big batch of pesto, this is the best time to harvest. Flowering can be delayed by pinching or clipping off new flower buds.

    Tear basil rather than chop with a knife because chopping tends to bruise the leaves. Add basil to food just before serving so as to get the full aroma and effect. Cooking for any length tends to make the minty side of basil come to the forefront.

    Basil is best fresh, but can be preserved by drying or by freezing. To freeze, tear the leaves into small pieces and freeze small batches of them, with water, in ice cube trays. Once frozen, the cubes can be saved in zip-lock type bags and labeled for later use. This will preserve the fresh flavour of basil for up to four months.

    Companion Planting: Basil is said to improve vigour and flavour of tomatoes, planted side-by-side. It’s also good with asparagus, oregano, and peppers. Basil helps repel flies, mosquitoes, and thrips.