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Ocimum basilicum

'Purple Dark Opal'

Basil, Purple Dark Opal Sweet Basil, Sweet Basil

In Stock: 0.912 lb (Total:0.912lb)
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0.91 lb
Ocimum basilicum Purple Dark Opal

Details

Germination:
90%
Germination test:
Actual
Purity:
99%
Seeds per lb:
302,666
Quantity:
0.91 lb
Collected in:
Conneticut
Crop year:
2022
Item ID:
1831910

Growing Info

Scarification
Scarification: none required
Stratification
Stratification: none required
Germination
Germination: sow seed 1/16" deep, tamp the soil, lightly mulch the seed bed.

Ocimum basilicum 'Purple Dark Opal' Basil, also known as Purple Dark Opal Sweet Basil or simply Sweet Basil, is a culinary herb of major importance. This tender, low-growing herb features a strong, pungent, sweet smell and is prominently featured in Italian cuisine, as well as the Southeast Asian cuisines of Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos. The Purple Dark Opal variety is particularly popular for its beautiful purple color, making it a great addition to any dish that calls for fresh basil. In addition to its culinary uses, basil has been used for thousands of years as a medicinal herb, with the ability to ease flatulence, stomach cramps, colic, and indigestion. Research has shown that compounds found in basil oil have potent antioxidant, anti-cancer, anti-viral, and anti-microbial properties, making this herb a valuable addition to any healthy diet. Whether used fresh in cooked recipes or steeped in cream or milk to create interesting flavors in ice cream or chocolates, Ocimum basilicum 'Purple Dark Opal' Basil is an herb that will add both flavor and visual appeal to any dish.

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