Seeds per packet: 50
Dark Purple Opal Basil
Latin Name:Ocimum basilicum Dark Opal
Plant produces beautiful shiny deep purple leaves with pink flowers. Very fragrant and tasty with a strong pepper tasting basil flavor.
"Dark Opal" Basil is an attractive plant with dark purple, crinkled foliage and pink flowers. The perfumed scent and medium flavor is good with rice & pasta dishes, and used to flavor oils and vinegars.
Developed by John Scarchuk and Joseph Lent at the University of Connecticut in the 1950s.
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