BASIL, Red Rubin

Red Rubin is a versatile culinary herb with a beautiful appearance in addition to great flavour. It has large, smooth, and flat leaves, approximately 3 to 4 inches (8 – 10 cm) long and pretty edible purple flowers. The flavour profile is similar to that of green basil, but the dark red-purple leaves tend to have a sweet and slightly spicy flavour. Red Rubin is great for infused oils and vinegar or can be added to a salad for a splash of colour and a burst of flavour.

Maturity75 days
Height12 - 18" (30 - 45 cm)
Spacing6 - 10" (15 - 25 cm)
LightFull Sun
SoilRich, organic and well draining
pH Range6.0 to 7.0
WateringKeep soil moist not wet; overwatering will encourage root diseases
FertilizingBalanced fertilizer at time of planting; side-dress to encourage continued growth
Nutrients RequiredNitrogen = high, Phosphorus = moderate, Potassium = moderate

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