Abundant bunches of deep purple leaves with a rich fragrance. This annual herb looks attractive and has a sweet, spicy flavour that complements many dishes.

Features

  • Great colour
  • Spicy flavour
  • Versatile

Product details

How

Sow direct where they are to grow. Cover with Yates Seed Raising Mix, firm down and keep moist. Thin seedlings to 20cm apart. Can be grown indoors in pots in well-lit areas.

Care

Plant in full sun in well-drained soil. Water regularly. Frequent picking ensures a continuous supply. If grown outdoors protect from snails and slugs with Yates Blitzem Snail & Slug Pellets.

Hint

Great companion plant for tomatoes, cucumbers and corn. Can be used to flavour bruschetta, pasta and salads. Mature plants in bloom can be cut and dried for winter use.

Storage

Store in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight. Keep out of reach of children and pets.

NOT TO BE USED FOR ANY PURPOSE OR IN ANY MANNER CONTRARY TO THIS LABEL UNLESS AUTHORISED

Position Full sun
Plant space 20cm
Sow depth 3mm
Germination 10-12 days
Germination (days) 11
Row space 20cm
Maturity 6 weeks
Maturity (days) 42
Botanical name Ocimum basilicum
Plant variety Purple
Suitable for Pots and garden beds

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