Thursday, 30 May 2013

Purple ruffles basil

I’ve 9 varieties of basil; this is my favourite because it is beautiful as well as edible. And it does not require much care other than daily watering during hot and dry season. The leave is purple and large; twice the size of sweet basil and it has ruffled edge hence the name. I only grow 4 varieties at one time, each at different corner of the house to prevent cross pollination, so far so good. This basil will emit a sarsi/coke/pepsi like smell when it is bruised and it taste milder than lemon basil.

Purple ruffles and crimson king basil

the leaves started to turn purplish

Finally it look like in a seed katalog