Basil- Purple Ruffles

Ocimum basilicum Open Pollinated

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  • Dark purple leaves with feathered edge
  • High in antioxidants
  • Good variety for microgreens

Standard seed packet, 100 seeds

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'Basil- Purple Ruffles' seeds

Ocimum basilicum

  • Dark purple leaves with feathered edge
  • High in antioxidants
  • Good variety for microgreens

Annual growing to 50cm. Stunning variety featuring mostly dark purple slightly ruffled leaves with a serrated edge. Delicate basil flavour with hint of aniseed. Produces spikes of pink flowers. Can be grown in containers. Great variety for adding colour to salads or for using as garnish. Can be used fresh or dried. Good variety for microgreens due to high level of antioxidants. Harvest leaves as required. 

Seeds per gram: 700
Product code: G5-03

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Quick Sowing Guide
Method Sow direct or raise seedlings
Sowing Depth 3mm
Season Spring and summer
Germination 5-10 days @ 18-35°C
Hardiness / Life Cycle Frost tender Annual
Plant Spacing 50cm
Plant Height 50cm
Position Part or full sun, moist well drained soil
Days Until Maturity 14 days (microgreen) 50+ days to maturity

*Notes: Around 20% of plants will have green leaves with purple patches. 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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