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Basil Ocimum basilicum Commodity Summary
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Approved Name: Basil 
Scientific Name(s): Ocimum basilicum 
Common Name(s): Albahaca, Basilienkraut, Basilikum, Hoary basil, Holy basil, Rau que, albahaca, alfavaca, basilic, basilico, manjeric√£o, sweet basil 
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  • Any plant of the genus Ocimum in the mint family
  • Cultivated species are grown for their fragrant foliage and as sweet herbs
Season Information: January - December. . 
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