Mottled variation on top and purple coloring on the bottom. Leaf shapes are fairly uniform. Slight anise flavor.
Grown at Invincible Summer Farms, Southold, NY
A packet sows a 10 ft row (100 seeds)
Start the seeds indoors a month before the last frost. The seed needs warmth and sun. The seedlings can be transplanted into the garden when the ground is warm (mid May). Basil is very frost sensitive and likes warmth. Soil should be fertile and moist to grow the best plants. Generally, pinching the forming flower spikes out so that it branches will produce more leafy shoots. For seed saving, simply let the flowers bloom and dry with the mature seeds.