Ocimum basilicum, commonly called Dark Opal Basil, is a unique kitchen herb prized for its dark purple foliage and lilac blooms. Use fresh or chop and freeze to use later! Sow seeds outdoors 1/8" deep and 4-6" apart in well-draining soil after temperatures stay above 65°F. For a constant supply, sow seeds successively throughout the growing season. To keep plants from bolting and maintain their sweet flavor, make sure to pinch back flower stalks as they appear.
Packet of 250 seeds.
Exposure: Full sun
Germination: 5-30 days
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