Basil- Purple Ruffles

Ocimum basilicum


Standard seed packet, 100 seeds

$1.50
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Basil- Purple Ruffles

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. 


How to sow and grow:

Method: Raise seedlings
Sowing Depth: 3mm
When: 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 to Maturity/Flowering: 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.

(Product number: G5-03)
Seeds per gram: 700 seeds


SKU G5-03
Shipping Weight 0.0006kg
Botanical name: Ocimum basilicum
Packet type: Standard seed packet
Packet quantity: 100 seeds
Seeds per gram: 700

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