Basil, Dark Opal (Ocimum basilicum) - 250 Seeds
Dark Opal Sweet Basil (Ocimum basilicum) is the answer to all of your culinary needs. Not only does it have a unique clove-like spiciness that sets it apart from other basils, but it also offers an unparalleled visual appeal with its large, glossy purple leaves. Gardeners have been utilizing this old time favorite for decades due to its versatility and flavor. Use Dark Opal Sweet Basil in salads, pestos, vinegars, oils and more! For a fun contrast of color and flavor pair this basil with large sliced tomatoes – people have been doing so since the turn of the last century. With this herb variety in your garden, you can be sure that all of your dishes will impress!
•American grown seeds
•USDA Zones: 4-9
In the spring, direct sow once the soil has warmed to about 70 degrees F. In order for the seed to germinate, which typically takes 10 to 15 days, press it firmly onto the soil's surface. Light is necessary for the seed to sprout. If you want to start indoors, plant the seed in flats 4–6 weeks before the last frost, maintain the soil just moist enough for germination, and move the seedlings outside as soon as the weather permits. Rich, light soils are ideal for this plant's growth; sow a fresh crop every three to four weeks for continual bloom.
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