Red Rubin Basil

Red Rubin Basil

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The best 100% purple basil around
Beautiful and colourful seed packets, made from sustainable and recyclable materials
Varieties chosen for pot growing: compact, dwarf varieties, suitable for terrace garden spaces.

As the name suggests, Red Rubin Basil is a red-coloured basil. More specifically, it has dark, reddish-purple leaves and stems, making it most appealing for salads and garnishes. Another small
difference from regular basil is that Red Rubin has a stronger flavour. Evidence of a reddish basil dates back to the 1830s, when the English botanist George Bentham first discovered an ‘opal’
strain of the plant. It wasn’t until 1950, however, that a genuine red/purple basil cultivar was created: the Dark Opal. Red Rubin is a new, improved variant of this cultivar, having larger, more deeply purple leaves and being less prone to areas of green developing. You can guarantee that vibrant Red Rubin will stand out from the crowd!

Plant size Height 40cm, Width 20cm
Container size Height 20 cm, Width 20 cm
Companion plant Tomatoes, peppers, oregano, parsley, garlic chives, alpine strawberries
Sowing Indoor Feb-Mar
Outdoor Apr-June

Medicinal properties
Refreshing and relaxing, basil stimulates appetite and lifts the mood.
How to eat
Red Rubin is an excellent choice for a salad garnish or an intensely flavoured pesto sauce. Or how about giving your party drinks a twist with this luscious leaf? Shake together vodka, peppercorns, lemon juice and sugar syrup with some Red Rubin for a punchy and refreshing Red Basil Smash.