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Purple Basil Seeds


With a deep, beautiful purple color, this basil has a pungent, sweet and spicy flavor that makes it stand out from its traditional sibling. Use to garnish drinks and to add flavor to salads, soups, pasta dishes as well as desserts.

In stock (can be backordered)

  • 1-2 weeks
  • Harvest after 2 months.
  • Full sun. 6+ of direct sunlight.

Additional information

Weight 0.004 lbs
Dimensions 3.25 × 3.25 × 0.05 in

1 year (annual)

Hydro / Soil

Grows best in hydroponics (about twice as fast) but is happy in soil too.

Container / Indoors

Plant 5 sites in a 4" (1 pint) container. In larger containers, space sites 2" apart. For each site plant 2 seeds 1/4" deep.

Outdoor / Inground

Plant 5 site per square foot. For each site, plant 2 seeds 1/4" deep.

Plant Size

Grows between 16 to 20 inches in height and needs between 4 to 8 inches between plants.

Taste & Nutritional Value

Purple Basil is loaded with Vitamin A, K and Calcium! Traditional basil flavor, but more intense and sweet.


Basil is native to the warm climates of Asia, with India and ancient Persia as the likely place of origin. The original Purple Ruffles Basil plant was developed by Ted Torrey, who was once the director of research at the W. Atlee Burpee and Company. It was a cross between a dark opal variety and a green ruffle variety. Released in 1984, the plant went on to win the All-America Selections in 1987 for a plant grown from seed. Purple Basil is often used as a natural dye for a variety of products.

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