Herbs Basil Purple Basil Amethyst Improved

Amethyst Improved

Basil Seed

Product ID: 228

The only purple Genovese-type basil.

Large, 2-3", thick, turned-down leaves. This stunning basil is nearly black in color. Ht. 16-20".

•Edible Flowers: Use the flowers in any recipe that calls for basil, or to garnish drinks, salads, soups, pasta, and desserts. Flavor is of intense basil.

Avg. 15,200 seeds/oz. Packet: 200 seeds.

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Packet

$3.95
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1/4 Ounce

$14.30
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1 Ounce

$46.25
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1/4 Pound

$130.65
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1 Pound

$454.50
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Additional Information

DAYS TO GERMINATION: 5-10 days at 65-70°F (18-21°C).

SOWING: Direct seed (recommended): Plant seeds 1/4" deep, 2-3 seeds per inch, in rows 18" apart. Firm the soil over the seeds. Thinning is not necessary, but a final spacing of 4-8" apart produces healthy, full plants. Note: Holy Basil requires some light for germination, so sow more shallowly than other basils.
Transplant: Sow indoors 6 weeks prior to setting out. Plant 1/4" deep and keep at 70°F (21°C) for best germination. Transplant to the field when seedlings have 3-4 sets of leaves, spacing at 4-8" apart in rows 18" apart.

LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.

SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Moderately rich, moist soil. Basil is not drought tolerant and can be damaged by heat stress. Regular moisture throughout the growing season helps to ensure a good crop.

PLANT HEIGHT: Varies. See the product description for exact heights.

PLANT SPACING: 4-8".

HARDINESS ZONES: Annual.

HARVEST: Begin light harvesting after plants have become established. It is best done in the early morning when the temperature is cooler and the leaves are less likely to wilt. A full harvest should be completed just before the plants start to flower. Cut the entire plant 4-6" above the ground to promote a second growth. Leaves are easily bruised when picking, so handle carefully. Do not store at a temperature less than 50°F (10°C).

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Quick Facts

Latin Name
Ocimum basilicum
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date until ready for harvest.
60 Days
Life Cycle
Plants are either Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grows year after year), or Biennials (require two years to mature).
Annual
Hybrid Status
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits. Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.
Open Pollinated
Product Features
Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets
Good variety to choose for fresh cut Flowers displays.
Grows Well in Containers Grows Well in Containers
Variety does well when grown in a container.
Edible Flowers Edible Flowers
Variety's Flowers may be consumed.
Grows Well in Containers Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Edible Flowers