|'Rubin' basil is considered by many to be a good improvement over 'Dark Opal'. The leaves are a pure purple-bronze without the recent green seen creeping into 'Dark Opal'. Good flavor and aroma.
Bushy plant with ovate, glossy, purple leaves often with a toothed edge to 2" long. Flowers grown on spikes should be removed as they take too much energy away from the plant. Used for cooking, especially Italian and Thai dishes. Seeds may be sown in early spring or transplants set out after last frost. Full sun and regular waterings a must for full, healthy crop.