Basil (Ocimum basilicum)


Basil Camargue unusual bi-colour leaves that change from green to purple over time, with red-purple stems making it highly ornamental. The leaves have a distinctly mild sweet to peppery flavour, ideal as a salad garnish, ground into an Italian pesto or pick the young seedlings to eat as sprouts.

English common name: Basil

Typical leaf size: 3 x 1cm (length x width)

Maturity: Early

Best period to harvest: seedlings as micro-greens, small leaves for salads.

Production: greenhouse and containers.

Culinary use: eat leaves and stems fresh as micro-greens and larger leaves, as an unusual alternative in salads. Can also be used in stir-fries or added to soups.