Basil Dark Opal

Basil Dark Opal
Basil Dark Opal
Basil Dark Opal
Basil Dark Opal
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Product Description

Basil ‘Dark Opal’
Ocimum basilicum

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.

Details:
Plant type: annual
Height: 16-18”
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.

Harvesting/Vase Life:
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.