- Red Rubin is a sweet cultivar with large Italian-type magenta leaves that give off a clove spice and mildly sweet aroma that is popular for zesty vinegars or sauces.
Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth Non-GMO, Open-pollinated Red Rubin Basil Herb Seed from True Leaf Market. Ocimum basilicum x purpurascens. As basil has many different types, Red Rubin Basil is a sweet cultivar and hybrid relative of Dark Opal. This herb grows large Italian-type 3‚ magenta-colored leaves‚giving off a pungent clove spice with mild sweetness. This hybrid basil variety originated in Denmark and cultivated in 1992. With high contents of antioxidants, Red Rubin Basil is often used fresh or made into zesty vinegars or sauces such as purple basil pesto. About 18,000 Seeds / Oz.