Basil Red – Seeds


Ocimum basilicum
Average pack content 200 seeds

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Red Basil has a similar flavour the green leaved variety Sweet Genovese. Its large redish -purple leaves are a great addition to a leafy salad and can be used in pestos or added to the end of cooking.
  • Annual
  • Height 30cm
  • Glossy redish-purple leaves for culinary use. Avoid flowering to maintain leaf flavour and longevity
  • Sunny windowsill or sheltered sunny garden
  • Fertile, moist but well drained soil
  • Remove flower buds for improved leaf flavour and longevity. This variety is slow to bolt
How to grow

Sow directly into small pots onto moist compost and cover with vermiculite or fine compost. Alternatively sow directly outdoors when there is no threat of frosts onto prepared soil approx. half a cm deep and cover seed with fine soil. Grow on in a sunny spot, preferring drier soils with regular watering.


Harvest when needed, taking from the top of the plant and cutting directly above the next set of leaves.

Seed licence no. 7687


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