Sweet basil
Magical Michael
Basil Magical michael basil
Scientific Classification
Species: Ocimum basilicum
Plant Data
Min germination temp: 10°C (50°F)
Max germination temp: 15°C (59°F)
Germination time: 7 days
Time to transplanting: +30 days
Time to harvesting: +40 days
Mature height: 38cm (15in)
Mature spread: 40-43cm (16-17in)
Ideal pH range: 6.0 - 7.5
Sow depth: ⅓cm (⅛in)
Sow spacing: 1cm (½in)
Growing plant spacing: 25cm (9in)
Growing row spacing: 25cm (9in)
References: [1][2]

Magical Michael basil is a cultivar of Ocimum basilicum (sweet basil). The plants reliably grown to 38cm (15in) tall and 40-43cm (16-17in) wide. This degree of uniformity is unusual in basil varieties. The flowers of the plant are also unusual, with purple calyxes and white corollas. The flavor is similar to sweet basil.[3] Magical Michael is a past winner of the All-American Selection award.[4]


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  1. Basil 'Magical Michael'. myfolia. Retrieved: 2010-09-02.
  2. Basil. myfolia. Retrieved: 2010-08-27.
  3. Basil "Magical Michael". CSU/Denver County Cooperative Extension. Retrieved 2007-01-05.
  4. All American Selections. CSU/Denver County Cooperative Extension. Retrieved 2007-01-05.
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Basil varieties
O. americanum American basil · Lime basil
O. basilicum Cinnamon basil · Dark opal basil · Fino verde basil · Genovese basil · Lettuce leaf basil · Magical Michael · Mammoth basil · Mrs. Burns lemon basil · Nufar basil · Osmin purple basil · Purple ruffles basil · Red rubin basil · Spicy globe basil · Sweet basil · Thai basil
O. gratissimum African basil
O. tenuiflorum Holy basil
Hybrid basils African blue basil · Lemon basil

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