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2022 Seed Catalog

Red Rubin basil

HR00020

Red Rubin (Purple Passion)

Basil

Here is a purple variety that really is close to 100% purple. While it is true that Red Rubin is a superb ornamental variety for vegetable gardens or containers, it is also quite tasty. Delivers a gourmet quality flavor that adds zip to salads and pasta dishes. Packet is ¼ gram, about 175 seeds.

¼ gram - $2.99
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Growing Red Rubin (Purple Passion) Basil Seeds

Bee introduces how to plant

Plant Basil Seeds: Direct sow into the garden after all danger of frost. Plant seed ¼ in. deep, 2-3 seeds per inch, in rows 18 in. apart. Firm the soil well over the seeds. Thinning is not necessary. Can be started indoors in cell packs or flats 6 weeks prior to setting out. Kept at 70°F., germination is in 5-10 days.

Grow Basil: Basil prefers warm weather and is very sensitive to cold. Removing flowers and pinching taller stems will result in bushier plants that produce more leaves and better flavor. Removing leaves from basil plants helps promote growth. Some basils may die back after blooming. Basil is often companion planted with tomatoes.

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We guarantee all the seeds we sell for one full year from the date of purchase. If you are unsatisfied with any seeds purchased from Swallowtail Garden Seeds, we will issue a refund. For customers in the U.S., we can send one-time replacement packets or issue a refund.