Mammoth basil

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Mammoth basil is a lettuce leaf basil variety, originating from Italy. Like many culinary basils, it is a cultivar of Ocimum basilicum (sweet basil). The plant grows to approximately 18 inches tall, and produces large ruffled leaves with a jagged edge. The flavor is similar to, but stronger than the flavor of Genovese basil. The leaves are used in pesto or whole, in salads.[1]


  1. ^ "Growing annual basils". The Tasteful Garden. Archived from the original on 2011-07-16. Retrieved 2007-01-05.