Koppert Cress Collection: Basil Cress

Our Basil Cress distinguishes itself from the conventionally grown Basil that is a special, not woody, variety, making Basil Cress extremely suitable for home made pesto. Few Basil varieties have a similar strong taste as ours has in such a young stage.


Basil Cress is perhaps one of the most widely known Mediterranean herbs. This king of herbs is not only famous in Europe; it has its roots in Asia and is widely used in the Thai and Indonesian kitchen.

Availability and storage

Basil Cress is available year round and can easily be stored for up to ten days at a temperature of 12-16°C. Never store Basil Cress in the refrigerator as it hates temperatures below 8°C.

Produced in a socially responsible culture, Basil Cress meets the hygienic kitchen standards. The product is ready to use, since it is grown clean and hygienically. Basil Cress is, as all the Koppert Cress cresses and specialties, produced according to the SQF 2000 guidelines.

Click HERE for video recipe with Basil Cress.