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Tired of your regular green basil? Spice things up in your Herbert with this elegant dark red to deep purple Basil "Rosie". This variety does not only have a gorgeous intense color, it's a real aromabomb and a great substitute to all the other basil varieties.
Like with green basil varieties you should remove flowering parts of this plant and harvest regularly to ensure a nice uniform growth. With a very sturdy stem, this variety grows similarly to its green counterpart.
By the way: the dark red to purple color is a result of a high content of anthocyanins, which are part of flavonoids. These do not only have antioxidant properties, but also have inflammatory, antibacterial, and antiviral effects!
Ever tried making a pesto with dark red Basil? Try it, it's worth it.
Time to first harvest in Herbert: 4-5 weeks
Traditional farming: 8-10 weeks