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Bell Pepper Basil

February 7, 2022 Back to Picks >

A beautiful and most unusual shade-loving basil with the distinctive scent and flavor of bell pepper.  This basil apparently originated in the state of Chiapas, Mexico. Although Madalene had an example of it for several years, it is still not widely available on the market. Bell Pepper Basil is amazingly cold hardy with a root system that withstands even lengthy freezing temperatures in our region.


Herb Picks featured for 2022 are especially associated with Madalene Hill, who either discovered the specific herb and introduced it into the marketplace or because it has been named in her honor.  During every year, these herbs are found scattered throughout Arbor Gate gardens, and especially in The Madalene Hill Herb Garden located at the Herb House entry.