Organic Red Rosie Basil

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20 days to baby leaf harvest 45 days to full plant harvest Ocimum basilicum

We love Rosie for her deep purple leaves as well as her deep basil flavor with notes of anise. Rosie’s flavor is sweetest before her deep purple flower stalks emerge, which we love to harvest for bouquets. Rosie thrives in gardens and raised beds as well as containers. At Fruition, we often plant Genovese, Thai and Rosie basil together in a container outside our door for a gorgeously convenient go-to for every meal.

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100 Seeds $4.45 In stock
200 Seeds $7.55 In stock
400 Seeds $14.25 In stock

1 review for Organic Red Rosie Basil

  1. education (verified owner)

    None germinated, somehow I can’t seem to get herbs to germinated from seed, I will try planting seeds again this year. Although, when I purchase the plant it thrives in my soil.

    • Maddie

      We are grateful for you sharing your reflections with us and the Fruition community, and truly sorry to hear that you haven’t found delight in this experience. Apologies that we are just now getting you a reply — we are responding to a backlog in product reviews, and iterating our teamwork to ensure we are consistently and quickly responding with care to reviews, now and in seasons to come. We appreciate your patience alongside your feedback! Seeds are sensitive beings, and we love sharing some of the steps we take to try to provide seed that is ready to germinate: we flag for review any variety or seed lot that does not reach 90% in a germination test (although legal minimums for selling seed are sometimes as low as 45%!). Our tests are handled by a 3rd party that specializes in germination testing. The vast majority of our varieties never have any issue reaching that 90% threshold. If need be, we take care to re-winnow lots, or overpack packets to help provide the foundation for your garden to grow abundantly. One way or another, we would love to see you find more delight this season! We have reached out to you directly by email to joyfully provide you with a coupon for free seed. Please feel free to read our Satisfaction Guarantee and email should you wish to reach out any time in the future. And for anyone reading this and struggling with germination, we invite you to review materials in the “Learn” section of our site — including our Rise and Shine free ebook, Starting Seeds with Ease free online course, and growing guide on Perennials to make sure your timing, watering, and all that is right for the seeds you’re working with. Thanks for growing with us!

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Organic Red Rosie Basil

When to Seed: Direct sow after frost; or sow indoors ~4 weeks before last frost and transplant after frost. Succession sow each month until 2 months before final frost.

Direct Seed (recommended): Sow 2 seeds/inch, rows 12-18 inches apart.
Transplant: Sow 2 seeds per cell or soil block. Thin to 1 after true leaves emerge and harden off before transplanting (thinnings are delicious!)

 Full Sun     Seed Depth: 1/4 inch     Days to Germination: 5-10 days at 65-75°F

Plant spacing after thinning: 8-12 inches

Days to Harvest: 45      Height: 2 feet

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