Basil, Red


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$10.00

Intense dark purple-red colored basil with mild and aromatic basil flavor. Tall lavender flower spikes are lovely in bouquets.

Best planted in warm weather outdoors or in containers in a sunny location.

Height: 14-16”

Planting Instructions: Plant 6-8” apart in moderately rich moist soil in the garden or grow in containers. Wait until temperatures stay above 65º F to plant outside. Regular moisture is necessary. Not drought tolerant and can be damaged by heat stress.

Light Preference: Sun

Harvest: Begin to pick leaves lightly after the plants become well established. If outside, pick in early morning when temperatures are cooler so that leaves are less likely to wilt and handle leaves carefully to avoid bruising. Do not store leaves at temperatures less than 50 degrees. Pinch flower spikes for better leaf production. Before the plants start to flower, you can harvest fully and then cut the entire plant to 4-6” above the ground to promote a second growth.