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Organic Basil, Dark Purple Opal (1 oz) - SNV5221

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Basil - Dark Purple Opal - Ocimum basilicum 'purpureum'

Annual Purple Opal's striking red-purple leaves and stems add color to food as either a garnish or a seasoning, and colors vinegar red. Purple Opal's leaves have a sweet, aniselike flavor. The beautiful foliage and lavender flowers of this plant also make a wonderful addition to the ornamental garden.

Soil & Water: Plant in full sun in well-draining soil. Basil does not require fertile soil, however it performs best when organic matter is added. Provide even water throughout development.

Planting & Growing: Start seeds indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost, or sow directly once soil temperatures have reached at least 70F. Pinch ends during development for a bushy plant. Basil has a very low germination rate; it is not uncommon to have germination rates of 60%. Sow heavily and thin to the most vigorous seedlings. Basil will not perform below 50F; pot indoors during winter for a year-round supply.

Harvesting & Storage: Regular harvesting will keep production high. Use leaves fresh or frozen. Remove flower stalks to extend harvest. Be sure to make the last harvest prior to first frost.

Did You Know? Basil is rich in vitamin K and beta-carotene, natural anti-inflammatory ingredients.

Soil Temperature: 75-85F
Planting Depth: 1/4"
Germination: 5-10 Days
Height At Maturity: 12"-24"
Days To Maturity: 75-90 Days
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 8"-10"
Approx Seeds per oz: 19,845 Seeds

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  • Item Model Number: SNV5221
  • Shipping Dimensions: 5 x 4 x 0.5 inches.
  • Shipping Weight: 0.1 pounds.

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