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Basil Dark Opal
Dark Opal Basil Seeds
Dark opal basil has beautiful deep coppery purple glossy leaves. These can make a stunning addition when picked and added to salads and has contrast to standard green basil. For micro salads, pick these at the seedling stage. As well as adding colour to salads, they look great when growing in your garden in flower beds.
Some plants throw back to either a mottled or complete green leaf. Height 45cm.
Product Part Number: 54201
When to sow
When to Sow Dark Opal Basil
March to June
Where to Sow
In pots or trays at 22°C cover lightly with compost. Sow direct in growing site from mid June. Germinate time is around 7 days.
What to do next
As soon as seedlings are large enough to handle, prick off into small pots. Transplant to growing site in June or into permanent containers, thin direct sowings to 15cm apart.