Minette basil

(1 customer review)

Often used in pizzas but great for pasta or salads



Key Facts

  • Small leaved with a strong basil flavour.
  • Often used in pizzas but great in pasta or salad
  • Takes about 2 to 3 months to grow
  • Full details on Amazon

Easy to grow and has a stronger flavour than most basils sold in shops

Below is our summary for the Minette basil – advice on how to grow it and example recipes further down the page.

minette basil

Example Minette Basil Recipes

It is often used for pizzas but great in pasta and salads.

For example the picture on the right shows how I used it to make marinara sauce, using this type of basil.

It tends to have a stronger basil flavour than most fresh basils sold in shops – click here for the full recipe

Marinara sauce

You can grow it from seeds.

It is very easy to grow but will grow very fast.

How to grow the Minette basil outdoors (garden, balcony, etc.)

The Minette basil prefers direct sunlight, well drained soil and need to be frost free.

If you want to grow them outdoors the easiest option is to sow them in pots March to April and then move them outdoors when there is no danger of frost.

Pinch out the tip of the main stem to encourage bushy grow and prolong growing time.

Alternatively you can sow the seeds indoors (in a seed tray on a seedling heat mat) any time of the year and then transfer them into a pot.

minette basil in a pot

For example the picture above shows it after it was sown on 7 July, transferred into a pot on 14 July – the picture was taken 9th August and was ready for harvesting i.e. 2 months from sowing to harvest.

How to grow Minette Basil indoors (hydroponics or aquaponics)

Because of the importance of moisture and light the basil is ideally suited for hydroponics with additional lights.

Not only are they easier to grow, but you will also get fast results.

More information

The type of basil you use will differ depending on the flavour you need, as well as recipe requirements. There is more info at the example basil recipes page 

1 review for Minette basil

  1. Minze V

    It was very easy to grow and added a lovely flavour to marinara sauce. Will definitely grow it again

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