Basil, Dark Opal (Ocimum basilicum) - 250 Seeds


Start these Sweet Basil seeds for both colors as well as flavor. This Basil herb variety has a clove-like spiciness flavor which is a little too strong for pesto but great for almost any basil dish, and it's especially good for vinegar and oils. This old time favorite Dark Opal Sweet Basil herb has been delighting gardeners and foodies alike for decades now. Lots of people grow it for its decorative qualities, but it is a culinary wonder. Use its large glossy, purple leaves with large sliced tomatoes for fun contrast and a perfect flavor match that has been used since the turn of the last century!

•Open Pollinated
•American grown seeds
•USDA Zones: 4-9

Growing Instructions:
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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