Basil Red Leaf (Ocimum basilicum 'Pururascen') Red Leaf Basil -Non GMO & Organic Herb

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Red Leaf Basil (Ocimum basilicum 'Pururascen') Red Leaf Basil Herb Seeds


Height 45 cm or 1.4 ft

  • This variety is a sturdy and compact basil and considered half hardy
  • Shiny green, slightly serrated, narrow leaves
  • Red Basis tastes nearly the same as any green basil but it is a bit more pungent with a sharp almost clove-like taste.
  • Sow basil seeds indoors 6-8 weeks into starter pots ¼ inch deep before the last frost in spring. Keep the soil moist at 70 degrees F.
  • Seedlings emerge in 7-14 days. Keep the soil moist but not saturated. Thin plants after true leaves emerge;  when they reach a couple of inches tall and when the seedling is strong enough to handle transplant to containers or directly into the garden when fear of frost has passed.
  • Or direct sow 20 days before the last frost date
  • Protect basil plants from wind and sun for the first several days. 
  • Prefers full sun but will tolerate part shade
  • Pinch or cut the leaves off as needed and always from the top
  • Great for containers
  • Water at base of plant not leaves
  • Seed Count: 1 gram