Live Purple Basil


Live purple basil has a subtle sweet, savory, peppery flavor. You’ll find it pairs well with tomatoes and is the perfect complement to many Italian dishes similar to traditional sweet basil.

  • More subtle taste than traditional sweet basil
  • Popular for pesto’s, pasta and pizza lovers
  • Single plant 6″-8″ tall
  • Planted in 4″ pot
  • Pesticide-free/Non GMO
  • Quick Growing and provides multiple harvests
  • Keep away from cold windows or drafts.
  • Best grown indoors
  • Pair with Italian Parsley and Greek Oregano

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Live Purple Basil Grown Year Round in Calgary, AB

Basil’s is the first crop that sowed the seeds for our business. We have been perfecting our basil for over 7 years learning how to get the taste of summer from our plant’s rich colorful oils. Grown indoors, all year round, our basil is raised using a fraction of the land and water as most other systems. Pesticide-free and grown in organic soil and seed, our live basil pots are a must-have in any herb lover’s kitchen

Live Purple Basil Plat Care

Days to Maturity:  60-90 days

Height: 12-20 Inches (30-50 cm) 

Spacing: 4-6 Inches (10-15 cm) 

Light: Full Sun for at least 6 hours a day. Great performance under full spectrum LED grow lights

Media Type:  Organic Soil, Products available in coco-coir pots

Soil Requirements: Moderately rich and moist soil. Basil is a quick growing, thirsty herb so routinely water for best results. 

Watering: Keep moist at all time.  Typically water every 2-3 days 

Fertilizing: Balanced fertilizer with good drainage


Harvesting Your Live Purple Basil Plant

Harvesting Live Purple Basil Plant

Step 1: For the best growth, don’t harvest your live basil until the plant is at least 6″ tall with 5-6 leaves. 

Step 2: A basil plant is made up of one tall, central stem with sets of leaves growing out from each side.  Be gentle when handling you plant as basil can bruise easily. 

Step 3: Once you have located the main stem, count up at least 2 sets of leaves from the bottom of the basil plant.  Using a sharp pair of cutters/scissors make a cut the main step roughly 1/4″ above the last set of leaves you wish to leave on the plant. 

Step 4: Strip the leaves away from the stems of the cut basil and enjoy using in your kitchen.  Place the cut plant back in a sunny location and it will be ready to cut again in a few weeks time. This time, the plant will grow twice as many heads as last time

Grow Media

Potted In Soil, Hydroponic Plug

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