Herb Basil Red

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A classic Italian open pollinated variety producing dark green leaves with a red / crimson tinge which varies in intensity by the temperature. ( Not dark red as some named varieties).  Great flavour and wonderful aroma,  classic large-leaved Italian sweet basil prized for its spicy flavour and wonderful aroma.  18-24″. Make successive sowings for continuous summer supplies. Annual.

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Herb Basil Red

A classic Italian open pollinated variety producing dark green leaves with a red / crimson tinge which varies in intensity by the temperature. ( Not dark red as some named varieties).  Great flavour and wonderful aroma,  classic large-leaved Italian sweet basil prized for its spicy flavour and wonderful aroma.  18-24″. Make successive sowings for continuous summer supplies. Annual.

Cultivation advice Herb Basil Red

  • Sow April in trays, pots, etc. of good seed compost in a warm place to maintain an ideal temperature of 55-60F.
  • Sow in well-drained compost, just covering the seed with compost, but do not exclude light, which is beneficial to germination.
  • Germination usually takes 14-30 days.
  • Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle.
  • Harden off and plant out 30cm (12in) apart when all risk of frost has passed.
  • Prefers a well-drained soil and a sheltered sunny site. Can also be grown on a sunny windowsill.