Purple Dark Opal
Excellent choice for microgreens. The mature leaves are deep red-purple color with sometimes mottled green color. Strong basil flavor.
- Warm season annual
- Maturity: Approx. 16-25 days to maturity for microgreens, 70-80 days to maturi
- Planting season: Late spring to early summer
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Cultivation: Prepare fertile, well-drained soil. Sow seeds in late spring/summer after last frost in a warm, sunny location. Or start seeds inside 6 weeks before last frost date (or 8 weeks before expected transplanting date). Keep soil moist. Fertilize as needed. Plants grow well in warm temperatures but can show cold damage if grown below 50°F. Harvest older leaves and pinch back flower buds for continuous leaf production.
Please note: Maturity, adaptability and disease tolerance may differ under your specific climate and/or growing conditions.
Culinary tips: Good choice as microgreens packed with lots of flavor. Use as garnish, drinks, salad, pesto, salad, almost everything.