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Organic Basil, Dark Purple Opal
(1 oz)

Brighten Your Plate and Your Garden

Brand: Peaceful Valley    Item Number: SNV5221

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Description

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, anise-like flavor. The beautiful foliage and lavender flowers of this plant also make a wonderful addition to the ornamental garden.

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

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 70°F. Pinch ends during development for a bushy plant. Sow heavily and thin to the most vigorous seedlings. Basil will not perform below 50°F; 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.

Soil Temperature: 75-85°F
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 Ounce: 20,603 Seeds

Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply brand vegetable seeds are guaranteed to germinate. Once the seeds have sprouted, please understand that Peaceful Valley cannot be held responsible for the many uncontrollable growing and climatic conditions that must be met to ensure the success of your crop(s). Peaceful Valley brand vegetable seeds are all non-GMO and Certified Organic.
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Features

  • Attracts Bees/Butterflies
  • Container Compatible
  • Does Not Require Support
  • Edible Flower
  • Fragrant
  • Heirloom
  • Requires Summer Water
  • Useful for Ornamental

Characteristics

Seed Unit Sizes 1 oz Organic Status Certified Organic Product
Plant Usage Attracts Bees/Butterflies, Culinary Herb, Ornamental Germination Requirements Warmth
Life Cycle Tender Annual Planting Time Spring, Summer
Approximate Harvest Time Early Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall Ideal Soil Temperature 75-85°F
Days to Maturity 60 - 90 Days Sun Requirements Full Sun
Useful Plant Part Leaves Growth Habit Herbaceous
Starting Location Direct Sow, Start Indoors & Transplant Soil pH 5.6 - 6.5
Seed Unit Sizes 1 oz
Organic Status Certified Organic Product
Plant Usage Attracts Bees/Butterflies, Culinary Herb, Ornamental
Germination Requirements Warmth
Life Cycle Tender Annual
Planting Time Spring, Summer
Approximate Harvest Time Early Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall
Ideal Soil Temperature 75-85°F
Days to Maturity 60 - 90 Days
Sun Requirements Full Sun
Useful Plant Part Leaves
Growth Habit Herbaceous
Starting Location Direct Sow, Start Indoors & Transplant
Soil pH 5.6 - 6.5

Planting & Care

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 70°F. Pinch ends during development for a bushy plant. Sow heavily and thin to the most vigorous seedlings. Basil will not perform below 50°F; 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.

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Shipping Information

Shipping Weight: 0.10 lbs. Dimensions: 5"L x 4"W x 0.5"H

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