Ocimum basilicum var. purpurascens 'Red Shiraz'
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Ocimum basilicum var. purpurascens 'Red Shiraz', Purple Basil
Tender annual, Ht. 45cm, spread 30cm. Clusters of small pink/mauve tubular flowers. Dark purple, oval pointed leaves with a spicy warm flavour.
Purple Basil herb seeds are available: A packet of seeds costs £2.50. There are approximately 175 herb seeds per packet (all of our herb seeds are untreated and can be used to grow organic herb plants).
Also available in: Jekka's Basil Seed Collection.
Jekka's "How to Grow Herbs" videos, includes Jekka's video on how to sow herb seeds for an informative step-by-step guide to seed sowing. For a hands-on herb experience, where you will learn how to grow herbs, check out our Master Classes.
Growing indoors? Check out Jekka's blog on indoor herb gardening for some advice.
One of our three core roots is that we are Environmentally Conscious and for the past 30 years all the herbs grown at Jekka’s have been raised following sustainable, environmentally friendly and organic approaches resulting in a remarkable biodiversity at the herb farm.
Our herb seeds are also untreated and can be used to grow organic herb plants. Our seeds are hand packed into gassine bags, which are fully recyclable, compostable and biodegradable. These bags are then put into beautifully illustrated paper seed packets. Therefore, our environmental footprint is small.
Want to know more? You can read more about our sustainability approach to growing herbs in one of Jekka's Blogs. See also:
Following our root of being ‘green, environmentally friendly and sustainable', we use eco-kraft boxes that are FSC approved and do not use any plastic in the posting of our products.
Local pick-up from the herb farm is available, please choose the option at checkout. You can collect your orders any weekday between 8:30 am and 4 pm.
Postage, apart from our Culinary Herb Boxes, is by Royal Mail.
Free standard postage in the UK for orders over £75 (inc. VAT).
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