Organic Red Rubin Purple Basil - Ocimum basilicum - The Living Seed Company LLC

Organic Red Rubin Purple Basil - Ocimum basilicum

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Purple basil exudes beautiful deep purple glossy leaves, offering Italian, Thai and Mediterranean dishes a sweet color accent.  Wonderful when combined in vinegar.

A gorgeous herb has a similar taste profile to its green counterpart.  Can be used in any recipe calling for basil and as a stunning garnish.  This traditional classic Italian annual is authentic in appearance, offering a prized, spicy flavor. The purple basil reaches modest heights of 8 – 10” but can also be used ornamentally and in arrangements.

This fragrant plant offers a delicious aroma and is choice for a wide range of dishes. Excellent for pesto, marinara, in soups, stews, and even tea. Enjoy this herb raw or lightly cooked.


This annual is easy to grow and is known for its vigor.  The glossy basil, grows uniformly, with stunning lilac flowers that attracts bees. 

Basil is frost sensitive.

  • Non-GMO
  • Annual
  • Sun: Full
  • Indoors: 4-6 weeks before last frost
  • Seed Count: 150
  • Days to Maturity: 60-80
  • Plant Size: 12"-18"

Growing Tips:

Thin to healthiest seedlings. Thrives in warm weather. Pinch flower to prevent bolting. Plant in succession for continuous harvest. 

When starting seeds indoors, it is key that your new starts be hardened off.  This is a process that requires taking them outside during the day, for a period of time, before they are planted. This acclimates your seedlings to the outside world, meaning the elements like the wind and sun. We do it for several weeks to a month as this strengthens their stems and overall plant structure. 

  • Start for a short period of time initially, then graduate to more time each day
  • One week minimum is recommended
  • Bring them inside in the early evening and overnight
  • Keep an eye on them and constantly water them. Make sure they have not blown over. 
Organic Red Rubin Purple Basil - Ocimum basilicum