BASIL PURPLE (OCIMUM BASILICUM) SEED
Basil (Ocimum basilicum)has as many as 60 varieties and one of the very beneficial is the purple colored one. Belonging to the same family of plants as peppermint, the fragrant leaves of basil are full of health-giving nutrients and minerals. More so with the purple variety. The purple basil with its reddish-purple leaves have a quite distinct and individualistic aroma. The color makes it very attractive to look at. The purple color is due the presence of anthocyanins and is particularly rich in Vitamin A, C,and calcium. If you are looking to have flawless skin, luscious hair and want to protect your vision too, then the purple basil should be included more often in your routine. With these specific benefits, it does carry all the goodness of the green basil too. Rich in flavonoids and purple basil makes for a worthy herb that should be consumed without second thoughts. Have purple basil to protect your heart and reduce the risk of rheumatoid arthritis and troubling bowel conditions. The most popular use of Basil is as the main ingredient in Pesto sauce. Else it can be used as a seasoning herb also. In India basil is popularly added to warm and invigorating beverages for a detoxifying effect.
This particular basil variety can be easily characterized by its large, toothed, uneven leaves. The leaves can grown to around 3 inches in length and have a ruffled appearance. Purple Ruffles basil offers a mild basil flavor, that is sweet and offers spice-like notes reminiscent of cinnamon and licorice.
HOW TO GROW:Just sow basil plant seeds evenly by covering them with about ¼-inch of soil. Keep the soil moist and make sure you remove any weeds. The growing basil seeds should germinate within a week. The seedling can be recognized by D-shaped seed leaves that will have the flat sides facing toward each other.
SEED TYPE : Non-Hybrid, Open pollinated and non-GMO GERMINATION TIME:6 to 8 days from sowing PLANT: Erect and bushy with small to medium leaves with aromaLEAF
COLOUR: PurpleHARVESTING: 30-35 Days from sowingS
OWING TIME: Throughout the year
Disclaimer:This information is only for the purpose of education and not meant to replace any professional advice of an expert.