basil 'African Blue'

basil / Ocimum African Blue

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1 litre pot £6.99
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Buy basil 'African Blue' basil / Ocimum African Blue: Leaves can be added to dishes that are tomato, egg or chicken based.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Hardiness: tender

    The newly emerging leaves of this tender perennial are heavily veined and flushed with purple, but as they mature they turn greener. It is the new leaves that have the best flavour however, and these can be added to dishes that are tomato, egg or chicken based.

  • Garden care: To promote leafy growth pinch out the growing tips. Overwinter inside, and keep it on a bright windowsill or conservatory during colder weather.

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