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    Bay Trees
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    Our Price: $9.95
    ZONE: 8 - 11
    EXPOSURE: Full Sun
    SIZE: 15'H x 20'S Mature
    BLOOM: Chartruese, Late Spring
    POT SIZE: 3.5" Pot

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    Description Briscoe's Tips Use Them!
     
    Laurus nobilis

    Our Bays, also know as "Bay Laurel" or "Sweet Bay", are the perfect gift for any avid cook and a must in your herb gardening efforts. These herb plants, among our most popular, are mature Bay plants that have been growing in our greenhouses for almost a year. Our Bay Trees have a thick woody stem and gorgeous, waxy green leaves.

    Please note that Bay Leaf Plants are SLOW growers and our plants are, on average, 2.5" - 3" high.

    The Bay Trees are offered in a 4" grower pot and when fresh, the smell of this noble herb reminds you of balsam, clove, mint, and some say even honey! This popular culinary herb has beautiful, broad shiny leaves and is slow growing but easy to care for. We also offer our popular Bay Tree Plants in decorative pots - the perfect gift! Bays are ideal for container growing because of their slow growth and can be shaped into decorative topiaries. Difficult to grow from seed, Bays can take up to 6 months to germinate, so patience is very important with this Mediterranean native.

    The bay leaf is well known for its use in hearty stews and other long-simmering dishes. The slightly sharp, peppery, almost bitter taste adds much to dinner. Add the whole leaves at the beginning of the cooking process and remember to remove them before serving. Bay makes a good meal great by adding its earthy taste and when kept in proper conditions, has a long shelf life of about a year.

    Bays have also been very important medicinally and culturally throughout time. A symbol of high class and victory in Greek and Roman history, crowns of bay leaves were worn by athletes, scholars, politicians and the upper class. Medicinally, Bays have been used to treat earaches, rashes caused by poison ivy, rheumatism, arthritis and even high blood pressure. The pungent oil found in Bays also makes a great natural insect repellent.


    Features
    Zones: Evergreen in zones 8-10

    Size:
    15'H x 20'S

    Light:
    Full to part sun

    Bloom:
    Chartreuse, blooms in late Spring

    Uses:
    A popular culinary herb, Bay is great in hearty stews or to season meats. Bays have a long shelf life of about one year when kept under proper temperatures and away from humidity. Also a great medicinal herb, Bay is used to treat rashes from poison ivy and as a natural insect repellent.

    Tips:
    A very easy but extremely slow growing herb, Bay has shallow roots and grows very well in containers. Once potted, it will need to be pruned to maintain a small stature. Feeding it an organic fertilizer in the spring and maybe mid summer such as kelp or fish emulsion, will help your potted bay stay healthy. One of the most popular herbs in our greenhouse, Bay is in high demand because of its long maturation period.




    Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 5 Write a review.

      1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
     
    A good use for bay leaves February 17, 2014
    Reviewer: Debbie Andrews from Pensacola, FL United States  
    I learned, and have implemented, a very useful tip of placing bay leaves into my flour, corn meal, etc..., to repel weevils.  So far, over the past 10 years or so this has worked very well.

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    good quality June 22, 2013
    Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Ocala, FL United States  
    I bought a bay tree as part of my first order-it's only been in my pot for a few days but it already has new leaves and is dark green & healthy-I am so pleased- never had any luck with mail order big name growers so this was a wonderful surprise

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      2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
     
    First Class! October 30, 2012
    Reviewer: B Hoshaw from Kokomo, IN United States  
    I bought 2 trees and they arrived in excellent condition.  Having them only two weeks, I cannot give a long term review, but they are both already growing new buds. The size is perfect for indoors and having had Bay trees in the past, I know they will grow for a long time.

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      2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
     
    Beautiful and flavorful October 30, 2012
    Reviewer: Laura from Cresco, IA United States  
    I bought 2 of these trees, 1 for a gift and 1 for my own window. I used some leaves off it the first week I had it for a stew. Very flavorful! The plants were at least an inch taller than the website said they would be...what a great surprise! And I love how this plant looks with it's dark glossy leaves. Thanks for a great herb.

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      2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
     
    Great Plant October 30, 2012
    Reviewer: PJHoffman from Bellefonte, PA United States  
    I heard that these are really tough to grow from seeds, so being able to get a well-established tree for only a little more than an average herb plant was a no-brainer. I got a very healthy tree that has contributed to most of my stews, sauces, and stocks.

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