Herb, Purple Dark Opal Basil Organic

Catalog #0274A

4864

(Ocimum basilicum) Most likely the same basil Vilmorin referred to in 1885 as “Large Purple Sweet Basil.” Beautiful lilac flowers with dark red stems. Excellent contrast with green basil. Spectacular as a garnish, in salads, or for adding color to basil vinegars. Very uniform, all purple Italian strain. Annual.

DIRECT SEED
1/8" Deep
GERMINATION
5-30 Days
THIN
4-6" Apart
LIGHT
Full Sun

Green Thumb Tip
Sow seeds outdoors when soil is warm and temperature does not drop below 65°F. Can also be started indoors 4-6 weeks before planting out. Make successive sowings for continuous summer supplies. Pinch back flower stalks as they appear to keep plants from bolting. Prefers rich well-drained soil.

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