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Basil 'African Blue'

Ocimum basilicum 'African Blue'
Please Note: A $15 service fee applies to all orders. We are unable to take phone orders or add items over the phone to online orders at this time. Purchase for Pickup is available at five locations: Auburn, Citrus Heights, Elk Grove, Folsom, and Rocklin. We're committed to fulfilling your order within 24 hours.

Typically available from early spring through mid-summer. Check with your local store for current availability.

Striking, dark purple leaves edged with green have a spicy, sweet flavor. Accidental cross between East African basil and ‘Dark Opal’. Petite, pinkish-purple flowers appear later in the season. Excellent for cuisine or decoration. 

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* Check Stores for current availability, or stop in to see the full selection.

Plant with Sage


  • Size: 12"-18" tall, 8"-10" wide
  • Days to Maturity: 85 Days
  • Productivity: 1"-3" Leaves
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun
  • Water Needs: Moderate to High
  • Growth Habit: Upright

Green Thumb Guide

Plant in enriched garden soil 1-2 weeks after last frost. Leave 8"-10" of space between each plant. Fertilize when transplanting and again after first harvest. Water early morning or late evening. Harvest basil leaves at about 1"-3" long by pinching them off at the stem. For best flavor, pick early in the morning when leaves have their highest oil content. german-standard-clay-pot-chocolate-marbled,greenall-organicpottingsoil,haws-heritage-water-can,ebstone-organics-surestart,german-clay-saucer-chocolate-marbled


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