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Basil, Red Velvet Leaf (seeds)
  • Basil, Red Velvet Leaf (seeds)

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    Let’s explore the delightful world of Red Velvet Leaf Basil. This unique basil variety boasts unusual reddish-purple leaves, making it a striking addition to your garden. Here’s what you need to know:


    Appearance and Aroma

    Red Velvet Leaf Basil has firm, smooth, deep burgundy leaves that catch your eye. When you touch these leaves, they release a divine anise fragrance. The aroma is so enticing that you’ll want to nibble on the leaves!


    Flavor Profile

    Unlike traditional green basil, Red Velvet Leaf Basil has a stronger flavor. It’s appealing in salads and often used as a garnish.


    Fun fact: It’s been known to repel mosquitoes too!


    Growing Tips

    You can raise this type of basil indoors in a sunny window or outdoors in areas with warm summers. Harvest the leaves and stems from the top part of the plant. Pinch off edible flower buds as they appear to prevent the leaves from turning bitter. The more you harvest, the more the plant grows!


    Health Benefits

    Red Velvet Leaf Basil is packed with phytonutrients. Rub crushed leaves on your skin to repel mosquitoes. It’s a potent antioxidant with anti-inflammatory properties. This basil variety is an excellent source of iron and has been known to clear the mind and uplift the spirit.


    Culinary Uses

    1. Use it with garlic, tomato, honey, or fruit.
    2. Make a rich herbal tea.
    3. Dress up a Lollo Rossa Lettuce salad with the edible amethyst flowers.


    Companion Planting

    As a companion plant, it attracts hummingbirds, pollinators, and beneficial insects. It repels pests like asparagus beetles, cabbage moths, mosquitoes, and more.


    So, whether you’re growing it for its beauty, flavor, or health benefits, Red Velvet Leaf Basil is a delightful choice!

    • Seeds Per Pack

      Single Pack: approx 30

      Large Pack: approx 550

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