Basil 'Red Boza'
In this mix
|Sow Under Cover|
|Direct Sow/ Plant Out|
- Edible Crop
- Kitchen Garden
- Broad Tolerance
- Harvest from June – September
- 45cm (18in)
- Common name
- Red Basil
- Full Sun
- 30cm (12in)
- Sow from March under cover. Best grown in containers in the glasshouse or a sunny windowsill but can be planted outside from June when nights are warm, in a sheltered position in full sun.
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.
Please note, illustrated packets are being introduced gradually over the coming months, availability may vary.
Grows well in a container, keep re-potting into a slightly larger pot when roots start to show through the drainage holes at the bottom. Water plants in the morning if possible. Keep plants bushy by pinching the tips and removing any flowers.