Red Italian Basil

Ocimum basilicum
  • Deep purply red leaves
  • High in antioxidants

$2.50$3.50 inc GST

Red Italian Basil

$2.50$3.50 inc GST

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Product Description
Planting Guide

Product Description

Annual growing to 45cm. Produces an abundance of dark purply red leaves on a dense bushy plant. Strong aromatic spicy basil flavour. Produces spikes of pink- purple flowers. Can be grown in containers. Great variety for adding colour to salads or for using as garnish. This is also excellent aromatic herb used in soups, salads and omelettes.  Can be used fresh or dried. Slow bolting variety. Harvest leaves as required.  Basil is also a good growing companion to tomatoes.

Planting Guide

Method: Raise Seedlings
Planting Depth: 2mm
Best Planting Season/s: , ,
Germination: 5 to 10 days at 18-35C
Life Cycle: Annual
Plant Height: 45cm
Plant Spacing: 30cm
Position: Full sun / partial shade
Days to maturity/flowering: 45-60 days
Other: Pick regularly to encourage more growth. Keep well-watered. Remove flower buds as soon as they appear for continued leaf growth. Protect from aphids, slugs and snails.
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