Basil- Dark Opal

Ocimum basilicum Open Pollinated

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  • Annual 70cm
  • Culinary herb
  • Attractive dark purple foliage

Standard seed packet, 110 seeds

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'Basil- Dark Opal' seeds

Ocimum basilicum

  • Annual 70cm
  • Culinary herb
  • Attractive dark purple foliage

Aromatic annual growing to 70cm. Very attractive variety with dark purple slightly crinkled leaves. Good for adding extra colour to salads, rice dishes and basil vinegar. Can be grown in containers. Can be used fresh or dried.

Seeds per gram: 820
Product code: C2-02

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Method Sow direct or raise seedlings
Sowing Depth 2mm
Season Spring and summer
Germination 5-10 days @ 18-35°C
Hardiness / Life Cycle Frost tender Annual
Plant Spacing 30cm
Plant Height 70cm
Position Full sun, moist well drained soil
Days Until Maturity 80-100 days

*Notes: 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.

How To Grow



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Ratings & Reviews

excellent - mild tasting

This has grown very well in my tropical garden and is a nice addition to the more pungent green basil. Some of it seems to be mottled purple and green, very pretty in salads.
customer review from 22/09/2014 23 March 2016

Tastes good, looks better

Ive heard of this variety for a long time but never tried it. Im glad I finally got to it because it tastes just as good as normal basil but looks better. Looks great on the plate too :)
customer review from 4/06/2014 23 March 2016