Can you harvest Basil with small leaves

I know basil can be harvested once two or three pairs of leaves are present. Does leaf size matter? I have tiny young leaves atop my plant, can I cut the larger, older leaves?

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Hi Jeano,

Your basil looks good and is ready to be cut. For more thriving growth pinching off the whole tip is recommended - it will grow two new shoots in a week.
You can cut off the bigger leaves on top. Just remember to leave at least 1-2 pairs of real leaves on the plant, otherwise it might die. You can also have a look at our video about cutting basil here: