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Basil Dark Opal - seed

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Delicious taste and beautiful good looks mean it's right at home in the kitchen garden by your tomatoes, or in the ornamental borders complementing flowering plants.

Want to try making your own pesto? Check out this easy recipe from Taste.

Ocimum basilicum - basil 'Dark Opal'

DESCRIPTION: Annual herb growing to 45cm. This variety has large dark purple-black foliage and grows to a neat, bushy plant.
PLANTING: Spring-Summer in cool locations, Autumn-Winter in warmer locations. Sow seeds directly into their final position & thin at approx 5cm in height. A full sun position is ideal. Plant in containers or the kitchen garden to enjoy the fresh leaves in salads and pasta dishes.
USE IN: Basil pairs beautifully with tomato based dishes, sauces and salads. It makes the perfect pizza topper too, simply tear a few leaves and sprinkle over pizza fresh from the oven.
CARE: Water seedlings regularly until established and continue to provide water especially during dry spells. Mulch plants to retain moisture in the soil. Tip prune plants while young for a bushy plant and bumper harvest. Boost new growth by applying liquid fertiliser monthly. Leaves may be frozen for later use.

 

 

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GERMINATION

45cm H x 30cm W

 30 cm

5mm  10-14 days

 

Contains 100 seeds.

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