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Basil Seeds - Purple Ruffles

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  • Seed Count: 100 Seeds
  • Maturity: 60-75 Days from Planting
  • Plant Type: Annual herb
  • Ideal Growing Conditions: Full sun to partial shade, well-drained soil
  • Resistance: Generally resistant to pests and diseases
  • Usage: Culinary herb, decorative plant

History:

Purple Ruffles Basil, also known as 'Ocimum basilicum', is a unique variety of basil cherished for its striking appearance and aromatic foliage. Originating from the Mediterranean region, basil has a long history of culinary and medicinal use dating back thousands of years. Purple Ruffles Basil, with its deep purple leaves and ruffled edges, adds an ornamental flair to any garden while also providing a fresh and distinctive flavor to culinary dishes.


Culinary Uses:

Purple Ruffles Basil is prized for its sweet, slightly spicy flavor with hints of anise and clove. The vibrant purple leaves not only add a pop of color to dishes but also impart a unique flavor that enhances a variety of culinary creations. It is commonly used in Italian cuisine, particularly in dishes like pesto, salads, pasta sauces, and garnishes. Additionally, Purple Ruffles Basil can be infused into oils and vinegars, or used to flavor drinks and desserts, adding a delightful twist to traditional recipes.


Growth Habit & Planting Instructions:

Purple Ruffles Basil is an annual herb that thrives in warm, sunny conditions with well-drained soil. Start seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last expected frost date, or sow them directly into the garden once the soil has warmed to around 65°F (18°C). Plant seeds shallowly, about ¼ inch deep, and keep the soil consistently moist until germination occurs, usually within 7-14 days. Space plants 8-12 inches apart to allow for adequate airflow and growth. Regular harvesting of the leaves will promote bushier growth and encourage continuous production throughout the growing season.

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