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Purple Petra Basil Seeds Organic

SKU:
BOT609336
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SKU:
BOT609336
UPC:
7.36E+11
Weight:
1.00 LBS
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Category:
Seeds - Herbs
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Full Sun To Part Shade
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Ocimum basilicum
Brand Name:
Botanical Interests
Botanical Name:
Ocimum basilicum
Sow Season:
Warm
Edible:
Yes
Landscape Uses:
Good for Containers
Organic/Natural:
Organic
Days to emerge:
5 – 10 Days
Seed Depth:
¼"
Seed Spacing:
A group of 2 seeds every 12"
Thinning:
When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 12"
Hardiness:
Frost-sensitive annual
Harvesting:
Basil flavor is best before the plant flowers. Harvest up to 1/3 of the plant at a time, leaving enough for the plant to be healthy and keep producing. Harvest prior to a frost; basil is very frost sensitive.
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Full Sun To Part Shade
_callout-10|Edible:
Yes
_callout-21|Organic/Natural:
Organic
_callout-17|Landscape Uses:
Good for Containers

Product Overview

Ocimum basilicum

Your tomato and pasta dishes will look and taste even sweeter with this delicious basil! Perfect for pesto and for color in salads. Striking in the flower garden or a bouquet.

A mild, sweet taste that is perfect for those who love basil's flavor, but shy away from too much herbal spiciness. It's excellent in a variety of dishes, including pesto, pasta, and salads. 'Purple Petra' also makes a lovely pink-tinted vinegar or oil. Grow it as a companion plant for your tomatoes or in other areas of the garden as an ornamental. Try pairing it with 'Lemon Drop' French marigold or Bells of Ireland for vibrant contrast.

Variety Info

Large, dark reddish-purple glossy leaves with a mild, sweet flavor. Small lavender-blue flower spikes appear in late summer.

Sowing Inside

RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before transplanting outside. Transplant when your nighttime temperatures are above 50°F.

Sowing Outside

1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 60°F, ideally 65°–85°F. Successive Sowings: We recommend 3 or 4 successive sowings every 3 weeks after initial sowing.

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