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Basil 'African Blue'

Basil 'African Blue'

 - (Ocimum 'African Blue')

This is a much improved selection of the original form with much darker purple veined leaves and tall blue-purple flower spikes. Chopped leaves are ideal as an ingredient for tomato, egg, salad and any pasta dishes.

Price: 22.50

Unit Description:

50 Plants / Tray

Resilience:

Tender

Habit:

Mound Forming

Flowering Time:

April - October

Height x Spread:

75 x 35 cm

Available to Order:

March - May

Recommend Sales:

April - July

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Consumer Information

Alternative Names:

(Ocimum 'African Blue')

Narrative Description:

This is a much improved selection of the original form with much darker purple veined leaves and tall blue-purple flower spikes. Chopped leaves are ideal as an ingredient for tomato, egg, salad and any pasta dishes.

Ideal Conditions:

Prefers full sun, or partial shade with free-draining soil or compost.

Possible Situation:

Excellent as a centre-piece for herb bowls and mixed into raised beds.

Resilience:

Tender

Habit:

Mound Forming

Height x Spread / Trail:

75 x 35 cm

Features:

Typical Season:

Summer

Flower Colour:

purple

Foliage Colour:

purple

green

Flowering Time:

April - October

Planting Recommendations:

Raised Bed

Container

Prefers:

Full Sun

Part Sun

Temperature Tolerance:

To keep this plant over winter it must be kept in a frost free area.

Plant Care:

Cultural Information

Family:

LAMIACEAE

Genus:

Basil

Cultivar:

African Blue (Improved)

Alternative Names:

(Ocimum 'African Blue')

Category:

Herbs

Recommended Pot Sizes:

11cm

1Ltr

3Ltr+

Pot Spacing:

Leave enough room so that foliage does not overlap within crop time.

Typical time required from pot to sale:

0 weeks over Winter

8 weeks in Spring / Summer

Requires Pinching / Cutting Back

Based on producing a finished pot size of 1L for plug products and 2L for liner products. (*)

Growing Media / Irrigation / Water Capacity:

Free draining - keep evenly moist

Feeding / Fertilser
(during crop time):

NPK balanced feeding

Feeding Frequency:

Requires normal/regular feeding (Standard EC)

Recommended pH:

Standard 5.0 to 5.5

Growth Regulation PGR:

Due to the current approval situation, please contact your PGR provider

Temperature During Production:

Cool crop 4 -12C

Temperature During Transport:

12-16C

Availability

Available to Order:

March - May

Recommended Sales Window:

April - July

Forecast Availability:

Wk/Yr:23/17
Qty:27

Please note: this forecasted availability is a guide only. Quantities can be increased or produced earlier on request.

Point of Sale Material:

XL 15cm (4)

P&D Susceptibility

Common Pests:

Aphid

Whitefly

Common Diseases:

Botrytis

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Additional Notes (*):

All information provided is based on producing a default finished pot size of 1L for our plug products, and 2L for 7cm and 9cm liner products. For alternative pot sizes please adjust cultural notes accordingly.

Finishing times - Based on average estimated climatic and environmental conditions, and are for guidance purposes only.

Temperature These conditions assume a protected ornamental growing environment. Recommended growing is generally above 5C.

Feeding Does not specify controlled release or liquid fertiliser application. This choice will depend on your conditions, requirements and preferences please contact your fertiliser consultant for suitable products to meet your requirements.

Growing media and pH Is shown for guidance purposes only - please contact your growing media consultant for suitable growing media to meet your requirements.



Disclaimer

This information is for guidance purposes only and is based upon our own growing environment and experience during trials. It is wise to use your own knowledge about your growing conditions and local environment in order to make informed cultural decisions.

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