Basil 'Red Boza'

This excelled in our basil trial last summer and won amongst the purple basil-leaved varieties hands down. More
300 seeds 100047 £3.95 In stock
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This excelled in our basil trial last summer and won amongst the purple basil-leaved varieties hands down. It was quickest to cropping size, and harvestable later into the autumn than all the others.

Use the fragrant leaves in the kitchen and the flower spikes as a foliage filler in the vase. It makes a good container plant too.

Genus Ocimum
Group/Species basilicum
Variety Red Boza
Type Half-Hardy Annual
Common Name Basil
Border Position Container, Front, Middle
Soil Type Acid, Alkaline, Chalky, Clay, Fertile, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade, Sheltered
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 30-45cm (12-18in)
Spacing 30-45cm (12-18in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow from March (under cover) to plant out from June or direct from mid May onwards, when nights are warm. You can speed the germination process up by sowing into a length of guttering under cover and transplanting outside.
Care Tips Requires plenty of water. Pinch out growing tips so plants bulk out. This grows well in a container.
Flowering Harvest from June – September
Storing Freezes well - or make pesto to keep in the fridge.
Harvesting July - October. 6-8 weeks from sowing. Remove individual leaves or stems, don't cut the plant to the ground. Remove flowers as they appear. 3-4 months in the summer and early autumn.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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