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Basil 'African Blue'

Ocimum basilicum
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$3.75

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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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Characteristics

  • Size: 12"-18" tall, 8"-10" width
  • 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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