Basil: Dark Opal

Certified Organic Seed

Ocimum basilicum

This herb brings the drama.

Dark Opal Basil is a bold basil that is richly purple in hue. It is terrific in an edible landscaping scheme, where its deep color adds a dark edge to any bed--or frames, beautifully, plants with brighter foliage. Its flavor, though not on par with the culinary basils, is still quite good, especially when the young leaves and shoots are harvested earlier in the season.

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Direct sow after frost, or start indoors up to 1 month before last frost date. To have fresh basil the whole season, start in succession at one-month intervals. Pinch off tallest growth in order to keep basil from flowering; flavor becomes too strong once in bloom. Good for garden or container plantings.

Days to Germination 4 to 10 days
Days to Maturity 65 days
Planting Depth ¼ inch
Spacing in Row 8 to 12 inches
Spacing Between Rows 12 to 24 inches
Height at Maturity 12 to 24 inches
Width at Maturity 12 inches
Sun Preference Full Sun

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