Red Rubin Organic Basil Seeds 4071. Open Pollinated. Approx. 250 seeds/pkt (700 seeds/gram)
This basil combines ornamental appeal and compact growth habit with unsurpassed spicy flavour and enticing aroma. Smooth, flat, reddish-purple leaves have very little green. This variety is a must-grow for lovers of flavoured vinegar and unique salads.
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Sow seed outdoors in mid-to-late May then every two weeks through August, or start them inside and transplant after the danger of frost has passed. Basil can be grown indoors on a sunny window or under lights during the winter. Indoor Basil plants are not long lived, nor do they produce significantly. Indoor plants tend to be lanky and produce smaller leaves. Outdoors, Basil is a low-maintenance plant and prolific – all you really need to do is provide water when necessary. Lightly feed with a general-purpose fertilizer as too much can adversely affect the production of the essential oils responsible for flavour and aroma. Basil plants are grown for their leaves and flower clusters.
|Days to Emergence
||8 - 12
|Days to Harvest||40 - 60
|Degree of Difficulty||Easy|
|Frost Tolerance||Killed by Frost|
|Height||Medium (30 - 45cm)|
|Organic Status||Certified Organic|
|Propagation||Start Indoors or Sow Direct Late Spring|