Piccolo Basil Red Rubin Seeds

£ 3.50 GBP

Brand Piccolo

Italian brand Piccolo offers dwarf varieties of vegetables and plants, seeds that are designed for pot growing on terrace garden spaces, all lovingly packaged in sustainable and completely recyclable materials. These seeds make the perfect gift for any green finger fan!

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. 

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