Herb, Purple Dark Opal Basil

Ocimum basilicum
$2.99 to $12.75
SKU: 0274A
  • Organic
  • Annual plants
  • Plants grow to 12-18 inches
  • Beautiful lilac flowers and dark purple leaves

This variety will grow well in most regions of the United States.

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Herb, Purple Dark Opal Basil Description

This variety is perhaps the same basil referred to as "Large Purple Sweet Basil" by Vilmorin in 1885.

Basil may be native to India and is thought to have been grown there for over 5,000 years. The Ancient Greeks were familiar with basil and has a long hsitory of use in Italian and Southeast Asian cuisine.

Learn to Grow it

You can sow seeds indoors or directly into the soil in mild areas starting around mid-spring.

Space your plants or seeds 6-8 inches apart in well fertilized soil. Plant your seeds 1/4-3/4 in. deep.

This is a "cut-and-come-again" plant so you can harvest leaves as they mature. Keep the leaves well watered and cool.

Mulching the soil around this crop can help protect the plant and keep roots cool and moist. In frost-free zones, this crop can be grow throughout the fall and winter.