Red Rubin Basil
Red Rubin Basil –
Ocimum basilicum ‘Purpurascens’
Red Rubin Basil, ‘Ocimum basilicum “Purpurascens’, has a rich dark purple color to it’s leaves and is an exciting contrast in salads, pasta dishes and vinegar, and a great “ornamental” in the garden.
Red Rubin Basil is an improved Dark Opal Basil, a 1992 All America Selections Winner.
Red Rubin is much more consistant in color than some of the other purple basils.
The leaves have a clove-like spiciness flavor which is a little too strong for pesto but great for almost any basil dish.
Basil is used in so many foods, it is hard to mention them all. It is used in Italian foods and pesto and pasta sauces.
Fresh Red Rubin Basil makes an excellent vinegar, and tastes great fresh with fish, poultry, rice, mild vegetables, eggplant and many others.
Red Rubin Basil Planting instructions:
- Plant 1 to 2 weeks after the last average frost date.
- Place the Basil seeds in well drained soil with lots of organic matter.
- Red Rubin Basil adapts well to growing in containers.