Basil is a permanent crop with a gross profitability of 100 coins every 10 hours, which makes it one of the more profitable crops in the market. However, it belongs to no particular category of seed — fruit, vegetable, or flower — and thus cannot be used to satisfy the requirements of the Flower Power, Vegetable Virtuoso, or Foremost Fruit Farmer ribbons.

A farmer must be at least level 48 to grow basil. Each plot planted generates 1 XP upon planting. After mastery, the crop has a low mastery bonus of 1, but a relatively high 20% chance of receiving that additional 1 XP. Thus, mastery offers the farmer a decent chance of making XP on both the planting and harvesting side of the maturation cycle, even if the crops are not fertilized.

As of July 2010, it is not a part of any Co-Op Farming job, but it is used extensively in various higher level crafting projects. The winery, spa, and bakery all use basil for at least one recipe.

Mastery Edit

Main article: Mastery
Mastery Level Mastery Points
Level 1 1200
Level 2 2400
Level 3 3600
Basil Mastery Sign-icon

FarmVille Crop Mastery Trivia: A variety of oils give Basil its different scents.

Trivia Edit

The word "basil" comes from the Greek word meaning "king," making Basil the King of the Herbs.

An alternative interpretation of "basil" is not "King of the Herbs", but "the Herb of the Kings".

Stall and Bushel Edit

Basil Stall Basil Bushel
Basil Stall-icon Basil Bushel-icon

Growth Phases Edit

Growth Phases
Growth Duration Image
0 - 32% Time planted

3 hours
Basil 00

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33 - 65% 3 hours

6 hours
Basil 33

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66 - 99% 6 hours

9 hours
Basil 66

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100% 10 hours

1 day, 2 hours ***
Basil 100

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100% Fertilized 10 hours

1 day, 2 hours ***
Basil extra100

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Withered *** 20 hours

1 day, 2 hours+
Basil withered

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Crafting Edit

Basil is used in 2 Bakery, 2 Spa, and 1 Winery recipes.

Building Stars Ingredients Product
Bakery 4
Cucumber Bushel-icon
1x Cucumber Bushel
Basil Bushel-icon
4x Basil Bushel
Pepper Bushel-icon
1x Pepper Bushel
Baked Cucumber-icon
4x Baked Cucumber
Bakery 4
Wheat Bushel-icon
4x Wheat Bushel
Tomato Bushel-icon
2x Tomato Bushel
Basil Bushel-icon
2x Basil Bushel
Pizza Bread-icon
4x Pizza Bread
Spa 2
Blueberry Bushel-icon
3x Blueberry Bushel
3x Lilac Bushel
Basil Bushel-icon
2x Basil Bushel
Devotion Perfume-icon
3x Devotion Perfume
Spa 4
Lemon Balm Bushel-icon
3x Lemon Balm Bushel
Coffee Bushel-icon
2x Coffee Bushel
Basil Bushel-icon
3x Basil Bushel
Pick Me Up Sachet-icon
4x Pick Me Up Sachet
Winery 4
Basil Bushel-icon
3x Basil Bushel
Ginger Bushel-icon
3x Ginger Bushel
Green Tea Bushel-icon
2x Green Tea Bushel
Herbal Elixir-icon
4x Herbal Elixir
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