Basil- Red Italian

Ocimum basilicum


Standard seed packet, 100 seeds

$1.25
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Basil- Red Italian

Ocimum basilicum


  • Deep purply red leaves
  • High in antioxidants


Annual growing to 45cm. Produces an abundance of dark purply red leaves on a dense bushy plant. Strong aromatic spicy basil flavour. Produces spikes of pinky purple flowers. Can be grown in containers. Great variety for adding colour to salads or for using as garnish. Can be used fresh or dried. Slow bolting variety. 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: 30cm
Plant Height: 45cm
Position: Part or full sun, moist well drained soil
Days to Maturity/Flowering: 45 days to maturity
*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.

(Product number: D7-01)
Seeds per gram: 675 seeds


SKU D7-01
Shipping Weight 0.0006kg
Botanical name: Ocimum basilicum
Packet type: Standard seed packet
Packet quantity: 100 seeds
Seeds per gram: 675

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