Saturday, April 9, 2016

Purple Ruffles Basil

Purple Ruffles + Purple Ruffles Basil Seed Large, ruffled leaves. Also great in containers or garden beds as an ornamental. Small percentage of plants are green. 3" long leaves. AAS winner. 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. 21,000 seeds/oz. Packet: 200 seeds. Notes: CULTURAL TIP: As with many of our easy-to-grow herbs, basils can be seeded directly into your garden in early through mid-summer. They grow quickly and yield well when seeded thickly into moderately rich, moist soil in full sun. FUSARIUM WILT TESTED - FTO SEEDS - We specialize in fusarium screened basil seed lots. 1,000 seeds from each seed lot are tested for the presence of pathogenic fusarium wilt fungus. For more information about fusarium wilt and basil, please see link below for Basil Pests and Diseases. We ship only basil seed lots where no fusarium was found in the lab test. Additional Information: Basil | Common Pests & Diseases Basil Downy Mildew | Prevention Guide Basil Varieties | Comparison Chart Growing Information Basil 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:
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