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Basil, Purple

Basil, Purple

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If you love the traditional sweet basil, then you'll love Purple Basil!  It is almost identical to sweet basil, except the flavor is slightly milder.  And, of course it's purple ;)  You can use it in place of Italian basil and you get that fun pop of color that people don't expect, but with the same great basil flavor you love.  Here's a few of our favorite uses for purple basil-- 

- Purple Basil + Garlic Butter
- Purple Basil Infused Simple Syrup
- Garnishes for cocktails, salad, etc! 

Due to its dark beauty, Dark Opal Purple Basil is not only edible, but its also highly ornamental and medicinal.  All culinary basil varieties have several medicinal properties; one of them being that its great for your skin.  Check out our basil salves and whipped basil body butter - these were all crafted using the basil we grow.
Take your basil game to the next level, you won't regret it! 

Plants grow 12-18" tall and wide.  Large, dark reddish-purple glossy leaves that sometimes have a slightly green variegation.  Produces light pink to fuchsia flowers late in the summer, definitely a bee magnet as well! We pinch all of our basil varieties so that they grow big & bushy.  Harvest as needed, and don't forget to leave some flowers for the pollinators!  Great for containers.  

  • Days to Maturity: 60 
  • Companion Plants: Calendula, Cucumbers, Kale, Peppers, Tomatoes, Zucchini 
  • Heirloom, Open-Pollinated (OP)
  • Plant Spacing: 6 - 12"  


Photo Credit: Jessica Page

Growing Guide

Whether you're a new or seasoned gardener, it can be good to educate yourself about your new plant.
We highly recommend (& use ourselves) the Almanac's Growing Guides.

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