Ocimum basilicum ‘Dark Opal’
It’s practically impossible to get fed up with basil. But when you’re looking for some change, try the decorative purple version. It has pretty, glossy leaves with almost a royal color that gets darker when the plant matures. Try stopping a few shoots to a bottle of home-made vinaigrette. When infusing, they’ll give dressing a pretty ruby shade. The eye-catching purple leaves of Dark Opal basil will turn an ordinary fruit salad to a glorious dessert – and your ordinary bath to a refreshing soak fit for a queen or a king.
Pinch Off The Top!
3 Plant Capsules
Tips and Tricks
If the plants become too tall, cut them shorter.
Harvest both young tops and bigger leaves, so the plants become bushier.
Remember to pinch off the tops when the plants are 3-5 cm tall.