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    Growing Purple Basil Microgreens


    Purple Basil Seeds: ocimum basilcum
    Seeding: Approx 1 Oz of seed for a 10"x20" tray
    Seed Presoak: No (mucilaginous)
    Growing Medium: hydroponic, soil
    Preferred Medium: hydroponic for microgreens, soil for baby greens and adult stage
    Germination Rate: high
    Germination Time: 3 to 4 days
    Microgreens Harvest time: 8 to 12 days
    Microgreens Ideal Harvest: 10 days
    Baby Salad / Adult Stage Harvest: 16+ days (grow in soil)
    Micro Greens Color: purple with some green
    Micro Greens Flavor: intense basil
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    Uses:

    • Microgreens & baby salad greens
    • Garnishes & sandwiches
    • Sprouting
    • Survival Food Storage
    • Gardening
    • Cooking & seasoning
    • More

    Notes & Growing Tips: Purple basil is a more colorful variety of sweet basil. It has a mucilaginous seed, meaning that it develops a jelly-like coating when it gets wet. Mist more frequently to keep the coating moist. Grows very well hydroponically and does better in well-lit conditions, but it is a slower grower. You may experiment with harvest times past 10 days. Purple basil is a spectacular purple color with green highlights that makes for a colorful garnish. Micro basil does not grow tall, so you will need to harvest close to the root line and rinse well. Micro basil seeds are among the more expensive seeds but are worth it for their amazing color and intense basil flavor.

    Micro basil is an outstanding choice for caprese, pesto or any recipe that calls for fresh basil. The flavor of micro basil is a bit more intense than adult basil.

    ***Note: Although we have indicated the specific medium that this particular seed prefers, you can still experiment with either soil or hydroponic mediums. Results may vary.