Basil, Purple Opal ORGANIC


Stunning colored basil with purple leaves that add color to every dish.

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Basil – Purple Opal – Ocimum basilicum

Stunning colored basil with purple leaves that adds color to every dish.

Suggested Planting Requirements: Basil enjoys rich, light well-drained soil.  Because of the heavy development of leaves, fertilizing is important and maybe done organically with compost or manure.   Keeping basil evenly moist will prevent bolting. You may add mulch to keep moisture levels even.

Growing Recommendations: This annual must be grown in full sun during spring and fall. Southern California growers may grow basil year-round in frost-free areas.  For cooler areas, place basil in the warmest part of the yard.  In hot climates, place in a cooler area near to the full sun.

Harvesting & Storing: Flavor in basil is at its best before it flowers, but you can still harvest well into the blooming period.  To extend the life and flavor of a plant, continuously remove flowers as they appear.  Watch our video on how to do this on Youtube.

Once the plant has gone to flower, don’t waste the opportunity to feed the pollinators! Flowering herbs can be a great addition to your pollinator or butterfly garden. Beneficial insects will enjoy the blooms!

Soil Temperature:65-85°F
Planting Depth:1/4″
Days to Germination:7-10
Days to Maturity:45-55+
Height at Maturity:3’
Lighting Requirements:Full Sun

Package Weight: .25 gram

Approximate seed count per pack: 250 

Sows about a 25′ bed (this takes in account thinning)

The approximate seed count per gram is 600-650  seeds.


Additional information


Packet, 1 ounce, 14 grams


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