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Basil 'Red Boza'

This excelled in our basil trial last summer and won amongst the purple basil-leaved varieties hands down.
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300 seeds

1 x 9cm pot (511547-1)

5 seedlings

3 x 9cm pots (511547-3)

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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow Under Cover
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Edible Crop
Position
Kitchen Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
Harvest from June � September
Height
45cm (18in)
Group/Species
basilicum
Common name
Red Basil
Moisture
Well-drained
Size
300 seeds
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
30cm (12in)
Cultivation
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.

Description

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.

Care Tips

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.