Dark Opal Basil (Ocimum basilicum)
A sweet, fragrant variety cherished for its gorgeous deep violet leaves. Delicious, stunning in the garden, and valued as a medicinal herb. An effective companion plant for tomatoes and peppers. Loved by pollinators.
- 100 seeds minimum
- Germination: 7-10 days
- Maturity: 60-80 days
- Direct sow in full sun 1/4” deep after last frost or start indoors 5-6 weeks prior to last frost. Harden off seedlings before transplanting.
- Basil prefers well-drained soil.
- Space plants 8” apart; space rows 18-24” apart.
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Lovely and tasty!
As a person with a decidedly brown thumb, even I was able to grow this basil. It is easy to grow, it's purple hue looks striking on slices of heirloom tomatoes or in your favorite recipe, and it tastes as lovely as it looks. Would definitely recommend!