Purple Dark Opal - Basil

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Purple Dark Opal Basil is an attractive, dark purple heirloom basil variety with a metallic green undertone. It grows at a steady pace and produces small to medium sized leaves. This basil is slow to bolt, making it a good choice for gardeners who want a longer harvest period. The University of Connecticut was the home to a purple strain of basil that became known as Dark Opal. The wild seeds were collected from Turkey and sent for breeding, developing an attractive variety with uniform coloration and flavor - perfect in your culinary creations! 400mg ~ 200 seeds

Plant seeds directly into the garden starting 1-2 weeks after average last frost date, when air temperature is above 65°F. Optimum soil temperature for seed germination is 65-80°F. Or, start seed indoors 3-4 weeks before transplanting into the garden. Transplant to the garden 1-2 weeks after your average last frost date. You can keep plants from bolting by pinching back their flower stalks.

Scientific Name: Ocimum basilicum
Days to Maturity: 60
Seed Depth: 1/8-1/4"
Days to Sprout: 7-10
Plant Spacing: 8-12"
Row Spacing: 18-24"
Light Requirements: Sunny
Plant Height: 12-18"
Life Cycle: Annual
Frost Hardy: No

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Anna Leary
Purple dark opal basil

I love this basil, but it's not as purple as I thought it would be! Still wonderful to eat and look at! 💜 And I'd definitely recommend!

Thank you for your review, Anna! We're so glad you love our Purple Dark Opal Basil Seed. It is beautiful to look at and delicious to eat. Thank you for recommending it!