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Osmin Basil

Ocimum basilicum

Faster growth and a practically 100% true dark maroon color distinguish this basil variety from Switzerland as an improvement over the other purple basils. Useful not only as a beautiful and fragrant ornamental--in pots, beds, or kitchen gardens--but also as a culinary herb for colorful and flavorful pesto, vinaigrette's, salads, etc.           100 seeds.

 Osmin Basil



Germination:  5-10 days

Seed Planting Depth:  Lightly cover

Seeding Indoors/Outdoors:  Start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Provide 65-70 degrees soil temperatures.Transplant 6-12" apart. Sow outdoors in the late spring when soil warms to 70 degrees. Thin to 4-12" apart , less space apart for baby sized basil and more for mature plants.

Light Needs:  Sun 

Soil Needs: Fertile, moist soil

Uses:  Culinary, medicinal, attracts bees and beneficials.

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    A Pinetree Garden Seeds Customer
    Chelsea G.
    United States United States
    Lovely, easy purple basil

    I've had better luck with this than purple ruffles basil, and it is gorgeous!

    Sandra L.
    central Illinois
    Doing well

    I started this one inside under lights. Almost 100% germination. A slower grower, but doing well in outdoor greenhouse in pots. When it's more reliably warm here, this basil will go out in a spot with 8 hours of morning and midday sun, but a little high shade in the afternoon. Hope it's going to be bushy and happy :)