{"id":9970231368,"title":"Basil - Dark Opal","handle":"basil-dark-opal-seeds","description":"\u003cp\u003eNon-GMO Basil Dark Opal seeds. Basil can be grown indoors or outdoors. Basil is a cut and come again plant. Mulching the soil around this plant can help regulate and protect the roots and keep them cool and moist. In zones 11-13, this crop can be grown year-round.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003ci\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\/i\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!--split--\u003e\n\u003ch2\u003eDark Opal Basil - Herb Garden Seeds\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"col-xs-12 col-sm-6\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBasil Dark Opal \u003ci\u003e(Ocimum basilicum)\u003c\/i\u003e, has beautiful lilac\/pink flowers with dark red stems. The flowers are edible. You can sow this seed indoors or directly into the soil in mild areas starting around mid-spring.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBasil Dark Opal seeds. This plant grows best in well fertilized soils. Basil is a wonderful herb for garnish, in salads, or for adding color to basil vinegars.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMake sure that you keep the soil consistently moist during germination which usually takes about 14 to 21 days. Select a planting site that receives full sunlight exposure. Dark Opal Basil prefers light, rich well-drained soil. Dark Opal is a slower growing and slower to flower than other basil varieties. Its leaves hold well, giving a longer season. This helps extend the harvesting season.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"col-xs-12 col-sm-6 plant-info\"\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003e Latin Name: \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003ci\u003eOcimum basilicum\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cbr\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eVariety: \u003c\/strong\u003e Dark Opal\u003cbr\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eOther Names:\u003c\/strong\u003e Saint-Joseph's wort, King of herbs, royal herb\u003cbr\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eSeeds per Oz: \u003c\/strong\u003e Approx 14,300\u003cbr\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eDays to Maturity:\u003c\/strong\u003e Approx 60-69\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eFeatures: \u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cbr\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eNon-GMO: \u003c\/strong\u003e Yes\u003cbr\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eOrganic:\u003c\/strong\u003e No\u003cbr\u003e \u003cstrong\u003e Heirloom:\u003c\/strong\u003e Yes\u003cbr\u003e \u003cstrong\u003e Treated:\u003c\/strong\u003e No\u003cbr\u003e \u003cstrong\u003e Pelleted:\u003c\/strong\u003e No\u003cbr\u003e \u003cstrong\u003e Hybrid: \u003c\/strong\u003e No\u003cbr\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eOpen Pollinated:\u003c\/strong\u003e Yes\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e \u003cstrong\u003ePlant Type:\u003c\/strong\u003e Annual\u003cbr\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eHardiness Zone:\u003c\/strong\u003e 2-10\u003cbr\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eUses: \u003c\/strong\u003e Garnish, salads, vinegar\u003cbr\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eTemp Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e Warmer\u003cbr\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eLight Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e Full Sun, or Partial Shade\u003cbr\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eResistances: \u003c\/strong\u003e None\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eComments:\u003c\/strong\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"clearfix\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!--split--\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"col-xs-12 2 plant-info-table2\"\u003e\n\u003ctable class=\"table-responsive\"\u003e\n\u003ctbody\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"plant-info-table1\"\u003eSeed Planting Depth\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"plant-info-table1\"\u003eSeeds per Ounce\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"plant-info-table1\"\u003eGermination Temperature\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"plant-info-table1\"\u003eDays to Germination\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"plant-info-table1\"\u003eRow Spacing\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"plant-info-table1\"\u003ePlant Spacing\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"plant-info-table1\"\u003e100' Row Yield\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"plant-info-table1\"\u003eSun\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"plant-info-table\"\u003e1\/4\"\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"plant-info-table\"\u003eApprox 14,300\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"plant-info-table\"\u003e65-70\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"plant-info-table\"\u003e5-10\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"plant-info-table\"\u003e18\"\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"plant-info-table\"\u003e4-8\"\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"plant-info-table\"\u003eN\/A\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"plant-info-table\"\u003eFull Sun, or partial shade\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003c\/tbody\u003e\n\u003c\/table\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eSowing: \u003c\/b\u003eIf you are going to start this seed indoors, start 6 weeks before the average last frost. 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Basil can be grown indoors or outdoors. Basil is a cut and come again plant. Mulching the soil around this plant can help regulate and protect the roots and keep them cool and moist. In zones 11-13, this crop can be grown year-round.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003ci\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\/i\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!--split--\u003e\n\u003ch2\u003eDark Opal Basil - Herb Garden Seeds\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"col-xs-12 col-sm-6\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBasil Dark Opal \u003ci\u003e(Ocimum basilicum)\u003c\/i\u003e, has beautiful lilac\/pink flowers with dark red stems. The flowers are edible. You can sow this seed indoors or directly into the soil in mild areas starting around mid-spring.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBasil Dark Opal seeds. This plant grows best in well fertilized soils. Basil is a wonderful herb for garnish, in salads, or for adding color to basil vinegars.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMake sure that you keep the soil consistently moist during germination which usually takes about 14 to 21 days. Select a planting site that receives full sunlight exposure. Dark Opal Basil prefers light, rich well-drained soil. Dark Opal is a slower growing and slower to flower than other basil varieties. Its leaves hold well, giving a longer season. This helps extend the harvesting season.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"col-xs-12 col-sm-6 plant-info\"\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003e Latin Name: \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003ci\u003eOcimum basilicum\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cbr\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eVariety: \u003c\/strong\u003e Dark Opal\u003cbr\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eOther Names:\u003c\/strong\u003e Saint-Joseph's wort, King of herbs, royal herb\u003cbr\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eSeeds per Oz: \u003c\/strong\u003e Approx 14,300\u003cbr\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eDays to Maturity:\u003c\/strong\u003e Approx 60-69\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eFeatures: \u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cbr\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eNon-GMO: \u003c\/strong\u003e Yes\u003cbr\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eOrganic:\u003c\/strong\u003e No\u003cbr\u003e \u003cstrong\u003e Heirloom:\u003c\/strong\u003e Yes\u003cbr\u003e \u003cstrong\u003e Treated:\u003c\/strong\u003e No\u003cbr\u003e \u003cstrong\u003e Pelleted:\u003c\/strong\u003e No\u003cbr\u003e \u003cstrong\u003e Hybrid: \u003c\/strong\u003e No\u003cbr\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eOpen Pollinated:\u003c\/strong\u003e Yes\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e \u003cstrong\u003ePlant Type:\u003c\/strong\u003e Annual\u003cbr\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eHardiness Zone:\u003c\/strong\u003e 2-10\u003cbr\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eUses: \u003c\/strong\u003e Garnish, salads, vinegar\u003cbr\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eTemp Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e Warmer\u003cbr\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eLight Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e Full Sun, or Partial Shade\u003cbr\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eResistances: \u003c\/strong\u003e None\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eComments:\u003c\/strong\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"clearfix\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!--split--\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"col-xs-12 2 plant-info-table2\"\u003e\n\u003ctable class=\"table-responsive\"\u003e\n\u003ctbody\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"plant-info-table1\"\u003eSeed Planting Depth\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"plant-info-table1\"\u003eSeeds per Ounce\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"plant-info-table1\"\u003eGermination Temperature\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"plant-info-table1\"\u003eDays to Germination\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"plant-info-table1\"\u003eRow Spacing\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"plant-info-table1\"\u003ePlant Spacing\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"plant-info-table1\"\u003e100' Row Yield\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"plant-info-table1\"\u003eSun\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"plant-info-table\"\u003e1\/4\"\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"plant-info-table\"\u003eApprox 14,300\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"plant-info-table\"\u003e65-70\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"plant-info-table\"\u003e5-10\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"plant-info-table\"\u003e18\"\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"plant-info-table\"\u003e4-8\"\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"plant-info-table\"\u003eN\/A\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"plant-info-table\"\u003eFull Sun, or partial shade\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003c\/tbody\u003e\n\u003c\/table\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eSowing: \u003c\/b\u003eIf you are going to start this seed indoors, start 6 weeks before the average last frost. In a small pot plant the seed ¼\" underneath the soil. Keep the soil consistently moist during germination which takes about 14-21 days. If sowing directly into the soil, select a spot which has full sun exposure. Plant ¼\" beneath the soil. Making sure each plant has at least 4-8\" of space in between.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eTransplanting:\u003c\/b\u003e Transfer the plants into your garden about 6 weeks after starting them indoors. Make a hole big enough for the entire root system and water-in the plant by saturating the loose soil. Make sure rows are at least 18\" apart.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eSoil Preference: \u003c\/b\u003eBasil Dark Opal prefers soil that is moderately rich and moist. Make sure that you keep the soil moist Dark opal is not drought tolerant.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eOther Tips:\u003c\/b\u003e You can begin harvesting as soon as plants are established. Basil Dark Opal is a cut and come again plant. A full harvest should be completed just before the plants start to flower. Cut the entire plant 4-6\" above the ground to promote a second growth.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"clearfix\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!--split--\u003e"}

Basil - Dark Opal

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Non-GMO Basil Dark Opal seeds. Basil can be grown indoors or outdoors. Basil is a cut and come again plant. Mulching the soil around this plant can help regulate and protect the roots and keep them cool and moist. In zones 11-13, this crop can be grown year-round.

**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.**

Dark Opal Basil - Herb Garden Seeds

Basil Dark Opal (Ocimum basilicum), has beautiful lilac/pink flowers with dark red stems. The flowers are edible. You can sow this seed indoors or directly into the soil in mild areas starting around mid-spring.

Basil Dark Opal seeds. This plant grows best in well fertilized soils. Basil is a wonderful herb for garnish, in salads, or for adding color to basil vinegars.

Make sure that you keep the soil consistently moist during germination which usually takes about 14 to 21 days. Select a planting site that receives full sunlight exposure. Dark Opal Basil prefers light, rich well-drained soil. Dark Opal is a slower growing and slower to flower than other basil varieties. Its leaves hold well, giving a longer season. This helps extend the harvesting season.

Latin Name: Ocimum basilicum
Variety: Dark Opal
Other Names: Saint-Joseph's wort, King of herbs, royal herb
Seeds per Oz: Approx 14,300
Days to Maturity: Approx 60-69

Features:
Non-GMO: Yes
Organic: No
Heirloom: Yes
Treated: No
Pelleted: No
Hybrid: No
Open Pollinated: Yes

Plant Type: Annual
Hardiness Zone: 2-10
Uses: Garnish, salads, vinegar
Temp Preference: Warmer
Light Preference: Full Sun, or Partial Shade
Resistances: None

Comments:
Seed Planting Depth Seeds per Ounce Germination Temperature Days to Germination Row Spacing Plant Spacing 100' Row Yield Sun
1/4" Approx 14,300 65-70 5-10 18" 4-8" N/A Full Sun, or partial shade

Sowing: If you are going to start this seed indoors, start 6 weeks before the average last frost. In a small pot plant the seed ¼" underneath the soil. Keep the soil consistently moist during germination which takes about 14-21 days. If sowing directly into the soil, select a spot which has full sun exposure. Plant ¼" beneath the soil. Making sure each plant has at least 4-8" of space in between.

Transplanting: Transfer the plants into your garden about 6 weeks after starting them indoors. Make a hole big enough for the entire root system and water-in the plant by saturating the loose soil. Make sure rows are at least 18" apart.

Soil Preference: Basil Dark Opal prefers soil that is moderately rich and moist. Make sure that you keep the soil moist Dark opal is not drought tolerant.

Other Tips: You can begin harvesting as soon as plants are established. Basil Dark Opal is a cut and come again plant. A full harvest should be completed just before the plants start to flower. Cut the entire plant 4-6" above the ground to promote a second growth.