• Dark Purple Opal Basil 300 Seeds

    Basil Dark Purple Opal
    Heirloom
    40 Days
    Basil is one of the most popular herbs, used in just about every kind of cooking. The perfect complimentary ingredient for recipes that use tomatoes. Height to 30” A must for any gardener!

    This variety is an All-America Selections winner for 1962. Burgundy leaves are tender and intensely flavored. Anise flavor with an undertone of ginger is present for a more savory style of herb. Its highly aromatic, and is more stable at high and extended cooking temperatures than other basil varieties. Great for use in many styles of cooking in addition to Italian recipes.

    Plant with green basil for a beautiful contrast to the herb garden.

    Use for garnish, salads and oil and vinegar infusions.


    Fun Facts:

    1. Native to Europe
    2. Common in America by the 1700's
    3. Considered a sign of love in Italy
    4. This variety was developed by John Scarchuk and Joseph Lent at he university of Connecticut
    5. 1962 All American Selection Winner
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