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Basil - Dark Opal - Microgreens Seeds has a rating of 4.8 stars based on 24 reviews.
{"id":10720234760,"title":"Basil - Dark Opal - Microgreens Seeds","handle":"basil-dark-opal-microgreens-seeds","description":"\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003e18-30+ days.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e  This variety of purple basil seeds has a beautiful dark color, earning its name of Dark Opal. They are an ideal heirloom microgreens seed that growing consistently and uniformly.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff2a00;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003e**Note: This seed varies widely in color, please be aware that the percentages of green and purple vary from lot to lot and is in no way consistent\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e.**\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003eSelect a Different Use for This Seed:\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"profile-links\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/products\/basil-dark-opal-seeds?variant=38818547464\"\u003e \u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2016\/2681\/files\/tlm-herbs.png?11208874335812730243\"\u003e\u003cu\u003eHerb\u003c\/u\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!--split--\u003e\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cb\u003eGrowing Dark Opal Basil Microgreens Seeds \u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff2a00;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003e**Note: This seed varies widely in color, please be aware that the percentages of green and purple vary from lot to lot and is in no way consistent\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e.**\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003ctable\u003e\n\u003ctbody\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eLatin Name:\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eOcimum basilicum\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eOther Name(s):\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003ePresoak:\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eNo Soak\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003ePreferred Growing Medium: \u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eSoil or Hydroponic\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eSeeding Rate \u003c\/b\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eper 10\"x 20\" tray\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e1 oz\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eBlackout Time:\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e2-5 days\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eGermination Time:\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e2-4 days\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eEstimated time to Harvest:\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e18-30+ days\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eMicrogreen Color: \u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eRandom shades of dark purple and vibrant green. Cover consistency varies from lot to lot.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eMicrogreen Flavor:\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA flavor very similar to large leaf basil but with that thai edge that dark basils bring.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eMicrogreen Texture: \u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eTender and soft\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eNutrients: \u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eVitamins K, E, and C, calcium, iron, and beta-carotenes\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003c\/tbody\u003e\n\u003c\/table\u003e\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cb\u003eGrowing Directions:\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eDark Opal Basil Microgreens seeds form a gel-like membrane on the outside of themselves when they get wet. These kinds of seeds are called mucilaginous seeds. The mucus on the outside of each dark opal basil seed makes them sticky, resulting in seed clumping. No need for a microgreen seed presoak. Simply, prepare your soil or your hydroponic microgreens growing medium by getting it sufficiently wet but not soaking. Then, spread your dark opal basil microgreens seeds across the surface of the grow medium. Space them so that the basil microgreens seedlings can breathe as they grow. Spray your sown basil microgreens seeds with water, and cover the now wet microgreens seeds with another growing tray and continue to check and water each day if need be. After about 5 days, your seeds should be growing and reaching for light with their cotyledon leaves. Place your tray of cinnamon basil microgreens next to a window where it can receive light. Continue watering, and watching your basil microgreens mature over the next two weeks. Harvest and enjoy the microgreens any way you like! Micro basil does not grow tall, so you will need to harvest close to the root line and rinse well. Micro basil seeds are among the more expensive seeds but are worth it for their amazing color and intense basil flavor.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eFor more detailed instructions on growing, as well as some troubleshooting and tips, please visit our \u003c\/b\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/trueleafmarket.reamaze.com\/articles\/growing-microgreens-in-soil\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eSoil Growing Directions page\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cb\u003e or our \u003c\/b\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/trueleafmarket.reamaze.com\/articles\/how-to-grow-microgreens-hydroponically\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eHydroponic Growing Directions page\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cb\u003eUses:\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eDark Opal Basil Microgreens seeds have numerous applications in cooking. Use the microgreens as you would the full-grown dark opal basil herb. Micro basil is an outstanding choice for caprese, pesto or any recipe that calls for fresh basil. The flavor of micro basil is a bit more intense than adult basil.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cb\u003eSeeds per Package:\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e1 oz - Approximately 16,000 seeds\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e4 oz - Approximately 64,000 seeds\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e1 lb - Approximately 256,000 seeds\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e5 lb - Approximately 1,280,000‬ seeds\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e25 lb - Approximately 6,400,000 seeds\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!--split--\u003e","published_at":"2017-06-26T11:58:31-06:00","created_at":"2017-09-21T11:42:25-06:00","vendor":"Mountain Valley Seed Co.","type":"Microgreens Seeds","tags":["8-12 Days","Advanced","Basil","Heirloom","Heirloom_web","Hydroponic or Soil","Microgreens","microgreens_difficulty:medium","Non-GMO","Open Pollinated","Purple","Seeds","Warmer","Zone 11","Zone 12"],"price":776,"price_min":776,"price_max":95397,"available":false,"price_varies":true,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":46587591560,"title":"1 oz","option1":"1 oz","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"30596","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":{"id":4479777833075,"product_id":10720234760,"position":1,"created_at":"2018-07-30T15:30:04-06:00","updated_at":"2020-06-09T11:55:00-06:00","alt":"Dark Opal Basil Greens","width":700,"height":700,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2016\/2681\/products\/basil-dark-opal-microgreens-wm_700.jpg?v=1591725300","variant_ids":[46587591560,46587591688,46587591816,46587591944,18313610461299]},"available":false,"name":"Basil - 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They are an ideal heirloom microgreens seed that growing consistently and uniformly.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff2a00;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003e**Note: This seed varies widely in color, please be aware that the percentages of green and purple vary from lot to lot and is in no way consistent\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e.**\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003eSelect a Different Use for This Seed:\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"profile-links\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/products\/basil-dark-opal-seeds?variant=38818547464\"\u003e \u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2016\/2681\/files\/tlm-herbs.png?11208874335812730243\"\u003e\u003cu\u003eHerb\u003c\/u\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!--split--\u003e\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cb\u003eGrowing Dark Opal Basil Microgreens Seeds \u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff2a00;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003e**Note: This seed varies widely in color, please be aware that the percentages of green and purple vary from lot to lot and is in no way consistent\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e.**\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003ctable\u003e\n\u003ctbody\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eLatin Name:\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eOcimum basilicum\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eOther Name(s):\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003ePresoak:\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eNo Soak\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003ePreferred Growing Medium: \u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eSoil or Hydroponic\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eSeeding Rate \u003c\/b\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eper 10\"x 20\" tray\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e1 oz\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eBlackout Time:\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e2-5 days\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eGermination Time:\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e2-4 days\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eEstimated time to Harvest:\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e18-30+ days\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eMicrogreen Color: \u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eRandom shades of dark purple and vibrant green. Cover consistency varies from lot to lot.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eMicrogreen Flavor:\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA flavor very similar to large leaf basil but with that thai edge that dark basils bring.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eMicrogreen Texture: \u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eTender and soft\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eNutrients: \u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eVitamins K, E, and C, calcium, iron, and beta-carotenes\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003c\/tbody\u003e\n\u003c\/table\u003e\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cb\u003eGrowing Directions:\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eDark Opal Basil Microgreens seeds form a gel-like membrane on the outside of themselves when they get wet. These kinds of seeds are called mucilaginous seeds. The mucus on the outside of each dark opal basil seed makes them sticky, resulting in seed clumping. No need for a microgreen seed presoak. Simply, prepare your soil or your hydroponic microgreens growing medium by getting it sufficiently wet but not soaking. Then, spread your dark opal basil microgreens seeds across the surface of the grow medium. Space them so that the basil microgreens seedlings can breathe as they grow. Spray your sown basil microgreens seeds with water, and cover the now wet microgreens seeds with another growing tray and continue to check and water each day if need be. After about 5 days, your seeds should be growing and reaching for light with their cotyledon leaves. Place your tray of cinnamon basil microgreens next to a window where it can receive light. Continue watering, and watching your basil microgreens mature over the next two weeks. Harvest and enjoy the microgreens any way you like! Micro basil does not grow tall, so you will need to harvest close to the root line and rinse well. Micro basil seeds are among the more expensive seeds but are worth it for their amazing color and intense basil flavor.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eFor more detailed instructions on growing, as well as some troubleshooting and tips, please visit our \u003c\/b\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/trueleafmarket.reamaze.com\/articles\/growing-microgreens-in-soil\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eSoil Growing Directions page\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cb\u003e or our \u003c\/b\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/trueleafmarket.reamaze.com\/articles\/how-to-grow-microgreens-hydroponically\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eHydroponic Growing Directions page\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cb\u003eUses:\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eDark Opal Basil Microgreens seeds have numerous applications in cooking. Use the microgreens as you would the full-grown dark opal basil herb. Micro basil is an outstanding choice for caprese, pesto or any recipe that calls for fresh basil. The flavor of micro basil is a bit more intense than adult basil.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cb\u003eSeeds per Package:\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e1 oz - Approximately 16,000 seeds\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e4 oz - Approximately 64,000 seeds\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e1 lb - Approximately 256,000 seeds\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e5 lb - Approximately 1,280,000‬ seeds\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e25 lb - Approximately 6,400,000 seeds\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!--split--\u003e"}
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Basil - Dark Opal - Microgreens Seeds

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18-30+ days.  This variety of purple basil seeds has a beautiful dark color, earning its name of Dark Opal. They are an ideal heirloom microgreens seed that growing consistently and uniformly.

**Note: This seed varies widely in color, please be aware that the percentages of green and purple vary from lot to lot and is in no way consistent.**


Select a Different Use for This Seed:

  • Non GMO Seed
  • Microgreens Seed
  • Heirloom Seed
  • Hydroponic Microgreens
  • Advanced Microgreens

Growing Dark Opal Basil Microgreens Seeds 

**Note: This seed varies widely in color, please be aware that the percentages of green and purple vary from lot to lot and is in no way consistent.**


Latin Name:

Ocimum basilicum

Other Name(s):


Presoak:

No Soak

Preferred Growing Medium: 

Soil or Hydroponic

Seeding Rate per 10"x 20" tray:

1 oz

Blackout Time:

2-5 days

Germination Time:

2-4 days

Estimated time to Harvest:

18-30+ days

Microgreen Color: 

Random shades of dark purple and vibrant green. Cover consistency varies from lot to lot.

Microgreen Flavor:

A flavor very similar to large leaf basil but with that thai edge that dark basils bring.

Microgreen Texture: 

Tender and soft

Nutrients: 

Vitamins K, E, and C, calcium, iron, and beta-carotenes


Growing Directions:

Dark Opal Basil Microgreens seeds form a gel-like membrane on the outside of themselves when they get wet. These kinds of seeds are called mucilaginous seeds. The mucus on the outside of each dark opal basil seed makes them sticky, resulting in seed clumping. No need for a microgreen seed presoak. Simply, prepare your soil or your hydroponic microgreens growing medium by getting it sufficiently wet but not soaking. Then, spread your dark opal basil microgreens seeds across the surface of the grow medium. Space them so that the basil microgreens seedlings can breathe as they grow. Spray your sown basil microgreens seeds with water, and cover the now wet microgreens seeds with another growing tray and continue to check and water each day if need be. After about 5 days, your seeds should be growing and reaching for light with their cotyledon leaves. Place your tray of cinnamon basil microgreens next to a window where it can receive light. Continue watering, and watching your basil microgreens mature over the next two weeks. Harvest and enjoy the microgreens any way you like! Micro basil does not grow tall, so you will need to harvest close to the root line and rinse well. Micro basil seeds are among the more expensive seeds but are worth it for their amazing color and intense basil flavor.

For more detailed instructions on growing, as well as some troubleshooting and tips, please visit our Soil Growing Directions page or our Hydroponic Growing Directions page

Uses:

Dark Opal Basil Microgreens seeds have numerous applications in cooking. Use the microgreens as you would the full-grown dark opal basil herb. Micro basil is an outstanding choice for caprese, pesto or any recipe that calls for fresh basil. The flavor of micro basil is a bit more intense than adult basil.

Seeds per Package:

  • 1 oz - Approximately 16,000 seeds
  • 4 oz - Approximately 64,000 seeds
  • 1 lb - Approximately 256,000 seeds
  • 5 lb - Approximately 1,280,000‬ seeds
  • 25 lb - Approximately 6,400,000 seeds
 
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