It is an annual aromatic plant, belonging to the family Lamiaceae. The basil originates from India (where it is a holy plant and for this reason it isn’t used in the kitchen) even if it has soon widespread throughout Europe. The variety “Greek Basil” (or “Minimum” or “ball”) is characterized by light green leaves, very small and sharp, with a very intense fragrance and with a bush shape and balloon shaped. It has white small flowers and it is used as a ornamental seedling or for borders also when it hasn’t bloomed yet. It doesn’t withstand low temperatures.