||General:Large leaves with sweet, spicy fragrance and flavor, perfect for a full-bodied pesto. Flowers are attractive in the herb garden, but are usually pinched off as buds form to promote high-quality leaves for cooking. 2015 winner of the All-American Selection award.
Culinary Uses: It can be used in the same way as traditional sweet or Genovese basil.
Medicinal Uses: Like most basils it is known to soothe upset stomachs and aid in relieving other gastrointestinal discomfort.
Ornamental Uses: Produces a mid-sized plant with a unique bushy habit and shorter inter-nodes. It holds a nice controlled size in the garden with more usable leaf yields. When other basils get tall and leggy, Dolce Fresca remains mounded and tidy.