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Basil Red

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Basil Red     

Approximate Seed Quantity: 50

This classic Italian open pollinated variety produces dark green leaves with a red/crimson tinge. The colour varies and intensifies in the heat. The large leaves are prized for its great flavour and wonderful aroma. Sow successively for continuous summer harvest. Annual. Download sowing guide

  • Sow in April in trays or pots filled with good quality seed compost, do not exclude light which is needed for germination
  • Maintain an ideal temperature of 12-15°C
  • Days to germination: 14-30
  • Transplant seedling when large enough to handle
  • Acclimatise to conditions before planting out in pots or 30cm apart in a well-drained, sheltered, sunny spot after all danger of frost has passed
  • Will happily grow on a sunny windowsill too