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BASIL Purple Ruffles

Ocimum basilicum

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Family: Lamiaceae

Characteristics: Annual culinary herb

Seed per packet: 30


Grows to 70 cm in height with dark purple ruffled jagged leaves with liquorice and cinnamon flavour. It has edible lavender flowers in summer which should be pinched out to keep production of leaves.

Adaptable to most well-drained soil in a protected sunny position with an adequate amount of water.

Tropical: Spring-summer-autumn
Temperate: Spring to early autumn
Spring to early autumn

Sow: 3mm deep
Best sown direct in growing position, thin to 20cm apart

Plant space: 20cm
Row Space:
6-10 days
6 weeks

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