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Basil (Dark Opal) Ocimum basilicum purpureum

3.00

Organic Seed. Bushy annual with red-purple leaves, pink flowers and a highly perfumed scent. Sometimes called Red Basil it can also be grown as an ornamental. Helps to control a variety of pests and is good companion to beans, cabbage and tomato

Cultivation:  Grow in light well-drained soil in full sun. Pinch out growing tips to encourage bushy growth and avoid early flowering. Needs an average temperature of 10oC or above

Height & Spread:   45cm x 30cm

Culinary Uses:    Basil is very popular and widely used in cooking and natural medicine. Culinary uses include salads, pasta, tomato, egg and cheese dishes. Compliments rice dishes

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Category: Product ID: 6047

Description

Family: Lamiaceae
Plant Type: Tender, annual or short-lived perennial
Good Companion: Beans, cabbage and tomato
Bad Companion: Rue

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