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Approximate Seeds per pack: 200
Days till maturity: 60-90
One of the prettiest basil varieties. AAS seed winner, and a very easy plant to grow. Purple ruffles won’t bolt as fast as other varieties and can be propagated easily from cutting to multiply plants out. Leaves are jagged with deep purple with slight green tinges making them a showstopper. Basil remains purple when cooked but it is most amazing when eaten fresh. Use just as you would sweet basil or genovese.
Taste Profile: A light licorice flavor with a hint of sweetness
Appearance: Deep purple basil with a beautiful shine
– February 13, 2017
– December 13, 2017
Beautiful color. Grew very well. I personally like the taste of regular green basil more.
– August 27, 2019
One of the most heat tolerant basils I’ve ever grown. Doesn’t go to seed very fast, stays sweet and doesn’t go bitter. Even when flowers form the leaves keep on growing. Basil flavor is mild, not spicy.
– June 14, 2020
SOOOO MANY MYSTERY SEEDS! This pack is a wildcard! My seeds have ranged from pure green with no ruffles, to purple speckled with no ruffles, to pure purple with no ruffles, a mix of both green and purple without any ruffles, and FINALLY purple ruffles! I LOVE THE SPECKLED ONES. Some of my pure purple smell amazing, some smell like licorice. The purple ruffles plant smells so so good both basil and hints of cinnamon. The leaves are incredibly delicious. This plant germinated fast and grew well. Will definitely grow again! Beautiful!
– August 21, 2020
These plants and coloring is so pretty and loved growing them. Doing well in zone 9b even with the heat though I make sure all our basils get afternoon shade which does help a great deal!
– September 21, 2020
Great germination. Got some plants with green leaves and purple speckles which look pretty. The plants with purple leaves are stunning. Good flavor and scent. I will be growing again. Did well in extreme heat.
– September 23, 2020
Pretty bummed by these, some plants were only green with purple speckles, most of the plants were purpleish but not ruffled and no where near as purple as my neighbors purple ruffle basil. MI gardener needs to work on getting more pure seeds.
– October 22, 2020
A bit dissapointed. Opal basil is what basically grew. No ruffles and green/purple rounded leaves.
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