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Purple Ruffles Basil

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Ocimum basilicum

This All America Award winner for 1987 looks remarkably like a miniature perilla. Leaves are much darker than regular opal basil and the plant is larger, 18 to 24 inches. The flower stalk of 6" with pink blooms is more dramatic than other basils. Like opal basil, it can be used as both an ornamental and culinary herb. Flavor is good and the color adds drama to garnishes and herbal vinegar. 100 seeds.

 Purple Ruffles Basil

PLANTING

Annual 

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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    LE
    08/24/2020
    Livia E.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Purple Ruffles basil

    I was so glad see you still offer this variety of basil. I prefer it over other purple varieties and use it to make basil vinegar. Besides smelling and tasting wonderful, the vinegar is a beautiful pink.

    MM
    01/24/2018
    marlene m.
    liberty, maine
    purple basil

    This was a success, I would cut to dry and the plants kept on producing. I enjoy mixing dried crushed basil with garlic powder to use on sandwiches, salads and soups.