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Dark Purple Opal Basil Seeds (Organic)

Dark Purple Opal Basil Seeds (Organic)

Brighten Your Plate and Your Garden

Basil - Dark Purple Opal - Ocimum basilicum 'purpureum'

Annual Heirloom. Purple Opal's striking red-purple leaves and stems add color to food as either a garnish or a seasoning, and colors vinegar red. Dark purple basil'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 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 Pack: 250 Seeds of dark purple basil

 

For more information, please enjoy our Resource Guide for planting and growing herbs.

USDA Certified Organic
$3.99
/Pack
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Description

Basil - Dark Purple Opal - Ocimum basilicum 'purpureum'

Annual Heirloom. Purple Opal's striking red-purple leaves and stems add color to food as either a garnish or a seasoning, and colors vinegar red. Dark purple basil'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 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 Pack: 250 Seeds of dark purple basil

 

For more information, please enjoy our Resource Guide for planting and growing herbs.

Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply brand 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.
Buy with confidence and plant the best!

Shipping Information

Ships from Northern CA.

Shipping Weight: 0.01 lb

Dimensions: 4.5"L x 3.25"W x 0.1"H

Features

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

Characteristics

Organic Status: Certified Organic Product
Approximate Harvest Time : Summer-Fall
Growth Habit : Herbaceous
Life Cycle : Tender Annual
Plant Usage : Attracts Bees/Butterflies
Plant Usage : Culinary Herb
Plant Usage : Ornamental
Planting Time : Spring
Planting Time : Summer
Seed Unit Sizes : Seed Pack
Soil pH : 6.1 - 6.5
Starting Location : Direct Sow
Starting Location : Start Indoors & Transplant
Sun Requirements : Full Sun
Useful Plant Part : Leaves

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.

Useful Information

Guarantee

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).

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K
Kurtis
Great taste!

Grew well if direct sown in Zone 9a! We love this in Caprese Salad!

P
Patricia Jayred
Excited for these

I have not grown them yet but they arrived quickly and in great condition. I plan to grow them in a container as well as try them as microgreens.

d
dmitri
Grew these last year

Last year I grew these seeds in both my garden and a small hanging flowerbed on my porch, and both did extremely well. They tasted great, were very prolific plants, and looked so so beautiful! Very rich color, and I noticed almost a slightly sweeter taste than regular basil!

J
JB
Freebies are always welcome!

You had a great collection to choose from.

V
Victoria S
Organic Herbs

Excited to plant and harvest my first ever organic herbs! Was happy to find the dark purple variety.

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