Purple Basil Seeds
Add a touch of royalty to your garden and your meals with Purple Basil Seeds. This unique herb combines the beloved aromatic flavor of basil with eye-catching purple leaves. Ideal for both culinary and ornamental use, Purple Basil offers the best of both worlds. It’s a must-have for gardeners who love to grow herbs with a twist. Also known as “Dark-Opal Basil”.
To plant Purple Basil Seeds, dig a shallow trench no deeper than 1/4 inch in well-drained soil. Place the seeds 10 to 12 inches apart in rows, with 18 inches between each row. Water lightly but thoroughly to ensure good seed-to-soil contact. If starting indoors, sow the seeds 4 to 6 weeks before the last expected frost date.
Day to Maturity
Purple Basil takes around 60 to 70 days to reach full maturity. For a constant supply, stagger plantings every 3 weeks. You can start harvesting the leaves when they reach a size you find desirable, but make sure to leave some leaves on the plant to encourage further growth.
Purple Basil thrives in warm conditions. The ideal temperature range for growth lies between 70°F to 80°F. Although it can withstand mild temperature fluctuations, try to avoid exposing the plant to temperatures below 50°F, as it is sensitive to the cold.
Purple Basil needs at least 6 hours of full sun each day to flourish. If you’re growing the herb indoors, place it in a well-lit area or use a grow light to ensure it gets the light it needs.
The stunning deep purple leaves of this basil variety make it a stand-out feature in any garden or culinary presentation. This rich hue adds a dash of color and sophistication, both on the plate and in the garden.
Purple Basil Seeds offer a unique and exotic twist to the traditional basil plant. With its striking color and versatile uses, it’s an excellent addition to any culinary garden.