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Here is the Red Rubin Basil, Ocimum basilicum 'Purpurascens'. It is an improved variety of Dark opal basil. Like many culinary basil's, it is a cultivar of Ocimum basilicum (sweet basil). This basil variety has unusual reddish-purple leaves, and a stronger flavor than sweet basil, making it most appealing for salads and garnishes. It is a fast-growing annual herb that reaches a height of approximately 2.3 ft. Easy herb the grow! Open pollinated 20 to 100 days.

Red Rubin Basil

SKU: 9403-30
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    30 Seeds


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    Grow cilantro in full sun and well-drained soil with a pH of 6.2 to 6.8; it will tolerate light shade in the South and Southwest where the sun is intense. In the South and Southwest, plant 12 to 18 inches apart in the fall or the spring about a month before the last frost. Fall is the ideal time to plant in zones 8, 9, and 10 because the plants will last through until the weather heats up in late spring. When plants begin to bloom, the foliage becomes scarce; for steady harvest, set out plants every 3 to 4 weeks until the weather gets warm in spring, or until the first frost of fall.

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