Dark Opal Basil Seeds 3130

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Dark Opal Basil seeds yield lush purplish-bronze foliage that make this a truly stunning ornamental plant. It is also known for its herbal uses. This A.A.S. winner has fine flavour and aroma and is excellent for seasoning or use in vinegar. It is not uncommon for a small proportion of the leaves to turn green. One interesting note – basil seeds harvested from mature plants are used as a thickening agent in sweet drinks.

Annual.

This product is part of the Colourful Veggie Collection.

How to Grow

600 seed/gram. Do not rush planting. As Basil loves warm soil and warm temperatures, it will languish if temperatures are below 15 C (60 F). Sow seed directly outdoors in a sunny site with average soil in late May and June. Plant seed 4 mm (3/16″) deep and 6 mm (1/4″) apart. Thin to 20-25 cm (8-10″) apart in the garden. Seed can also be started indoors in a soil-less mix 4-6 weeks before last frost date. Keep temperature at 21 C (70 F) for the 7-10 day germination period, then grow on at the same temperature before hardening off and transplanting outside after the danger of all frost has passed.

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WEIGHT N/A
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SIZE

packet, $ – 125 g, 25 g, 500 g

BLOOMING SEASON BEGINS

High Summer

DAYS TO EMERGENCE

7 to 12

DAYS TO HARVEST

45

DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY

Easy

FAMILY NAME

Lamiaceae

FROST TOLERANCE

Killed by Frost

GROWTH HABIT

Bushy

HEIGHT

Low to Medium (15 to 30 cm)(6" to 12")

HERITAGE

Open Pollinated

LATIN

Ocimum basilicum 'Purpurscens'

LIFECYCLE

Annual

LIGHT

Full Sun

PROPAGATION

Start Indoors for an Earlier Crop or Sow Direct

SUGGESTED USES

Often used in vinegars., Seasoning

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