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Red Rubin Basil

by Piccolo
Original price $4.00 - Original price $4.00
Original price
$4.00
$4.00 - $4.00
Current price $4.00
  • 1 in store at Manchester
  • 0 in store at Sheffield
  • 0 in store at Leeds
SKU REDR01
As the name suggests, Red Rubin Basil is a red-coloured basil. More specifically, it has dark, reddish-purple leaves and stems, making it most appealing for salads and garnishes. Another small difference from regular basil is that Red Rubin has a stronger flavour. Evidence of a reddish basil dates back to the 1830s, when the English botanist George Bentham first discovered an ‘opal’ strain of the plant. It wasn’t until 1950, however, that a genuine red/purple basil cultivar was created: the Dark Opal. Red Rubin is a new, improved variant of this cultivar, having larger, more deeply purple leaves and being less prone to areas of green developing. You can guarantee that vibrant Red Rubin will stand out from the crowd! 

PLANT SIZE
Height 40 cm
Width 20 cm

CONTAINER SIZE
Height 20 cm
Width 20 cm 

SOWING
Indoor Feb-Mar
Outdoor Apr-June

TIMING
Germination 5-10 days
Harvesting 40-60 days

SPACING
When sowing 1-3 cm; Depth 0,5 cm
When thinning 3-5 cm

GROWING
Sunlight Full sun to partial shade
Soil Well-drained, light and moist soil
Watering Regular watering, not overdone
Feeding Light feeder 

Delivery

Royal Mail Standard Tracked- £3.95 (FREE OVER £50) Arrives in 2-3 days and is dispatched same day Mon-Fri if the order is placed before 11:30am excludes bank holidays

Royal Mail Priority Tracked- £5.95 Arrives in 1-2 days and is dispatched same day Mon-Fri if the order is placed before 11:30am excludes bank holidays

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