Basil ‘Dark Opal’ is a fast growing basil with slight ruffling to the leaves. Predominantly purple in color with an occasional green highlight, this basil is not only a tasty addition to your favorite recipe but also a lovely garnish with purple flowers.
Basil prefers consistently moist, rich soil and does not tolerate drought. To increase branching and leaf production, pinch back flower buds as they form. Harvest in early morning and store unwashed and refrigerated to avoid brown spots and wilting. Flowers are attractive to bees and make good cut flowers.
- USDA Hardiness Zone(s): Annual
- Exposure: Full Sun
- Height: 12-18″