Basil Dark Opal
This seed is packed for the 2023 growing season. If stored in a cool, dry place, seeds can keep for 2 to 3 years.
Basil ‘Dark Opal’
The darkest foliage variety of basil we’ve ever grown, ‘Dark Opal’ is almost black and looks stunning mixed with vibrant colors. With a warm, clove-like scent and a mild, earthy flavor, this heat loving foliage is a wonderful addition to summer bouquets.
Plant type: annual
Site: full sun
Days to maturity: 65-75 days
Plant spacing: 9”
Pinch: when 8” tall
Approx seeds per packet: 100
How to Grow:
Start seed indoors in trays 6 weeks before last frost; transplant out after all danger of frost has passed. Basil is very sensitive to cold; wait until weather warms before planting out.
Harvest when stems begin to toughen and firm or as soon as flowers begin to form. Cut foliage is prone to wilting in the heat, so harvest during the coolest part of the day and place directly into water to rest a few hours before arranging. Stems will last 7-10 days, often rooting in the vase.
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