Basil – Red Italian


(Ocimum basilicum).

Rich sweet spicy leaves mid to deep purple in colour. Plants to around 45cm, leaves 2 to 4 cm long. Slow to flower.


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Herbs are difficult to classify. They may be regarded as a vegetable, a culinary herb or perhaps a medicinal herb. If you cannot find what you are looking for in this section, look elsewhere in our list.

approx. 650 s/g.

All true basils are annuals. Trim plants back when flower heads appear for prolonged growth. They require warm soils for germination, full sun, and fertile soil for vigorous growth. Use leaves raw or cooked, fresh, or dried. Best sown late spring and into summer.

Sow seed 1 cm deep into warm soil in spring.  Thin or transplant to 15 cm apart.  Feed heavily and keep well watered to ensure vigorous growth.  Pinch out flower buds to prolong  growing period.  Expect germination in 1 week depending on soil temperature.

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1 Pkt. (200 seeds), 5g, 10g

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