Basil Dark

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Ocimum basilicum ‘Dark Opal’

Basil variety with beautiful dark, purple leaves. 

Dark basil has beautiful, glossy leaves that are almost regal in colour, and the shade becomes even deeper as the plant grows. A few leaves of dark basil in homemade vinaigrette give the dressing a lovely ruby hue. 

Availability: In stock

Category: Herb
Package includes: 3 plant capsules + nutrients
First leaves in: 1-2 weeks
Growth and size: Medium speed; Medium (3-4 height blocks)
This plant will need extra height blocks for your Plantui in addition to the default 2 blocks which the device is shipped with. We recommend that you get one boosting light block in addition to the regular height blocks
How to cut: Pinch the top to maintain growth
When to eat: Start to eat when the plant is about 4-5 cm tall

Additional info:
Dark basil sprouts quickly, in 5-6 days. The first leaves grow in a few weeks. Growth accelerates about a month after sowing. It is advisable to start cutting basil early. When the plant is about 4-8 cm high, cut the top pair of leaves. 

From then on, harvest by cutting the stem just above the pair of leaves below. This will encourage the basil to brach out and grow thicker, producing more leaves to harvest. It’s possible to cut a lot of basil in one go, so long as you always leave at least one or two pairs of leaves on the plant. If basil grows too tall, it can be cut at the middle, or even lower. 

1 review for Basil Dark

  1. Mike

    Good taste and texture vs grocery store variant. We always have 2-3 basils growing.

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