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African Blue Basil

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African Blue Basil is a unique and flavorful herb that adds a pop of color to any garden. Order online now to elevate your culinary creations.

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Product Description

African Blue Basil: A Touch of Exotic Elegance

Culinary Purposes:

African Blue Basil is a unique variety of basil that offers a delightful blend of flavors, combining traditional basil notes with hints of citrus and spice. While it is not typically used in traditional Italian dishes like Genovese basil, African Blue Basil adds a refreshing twist to salads, desserts, and cocktails. Its beautiful purple flowers are also edible, making it a versatile herb for culinary experimentation.

Medical Purposes

No Known Medical Purposes

What to Know About the Plant

African Blue Basil is a stunning herb with vibrant purple stems and dark green leaves that have a hint of purple. Its compact growth habit makes it an excellent choice for container gardening or as a border plant in your garden. When crushed, the leaves emit a sweet, spicy aroma that is both invigorating and calming. This basil variety can grow up to 2 feet tall and wide, creating a lush and visually appealing addition to your garden.

Enhancing Your Fruitscape™

Integrating African Blue Basil into your fruitscape design adds a touch of exotic elegance to your landscape. This herb pairs well with a variety of fruit trees like citrus (e.g., lemon, lime, orange), enhancing their zesty flavors with its unique taste profile. Berries such as strawberries, raspberries, or blueberries also complement the vibrant colors of African Blue Basil, creating a visually stunning and delicious garden space. Additionally, tropical plants like pineapple or papaya can thrive alongside this basil variety, adding a tropical flair to your fruitscape. Herbs like thyme, oregano, and parsley can also be planted alongside African Blue Basil, creating a dynamic and flavorful herb garden that will inspire your culinary creations.

Planting & Care
Fruitscaping with Herbs & Veggies

Every good kitchen garden needs to have an herb section. A walk through a garden planted with herbs is truly a sensual experience. Their beautifully textured leaves invite you to stop and touch them, and then reward you with a delightful array of heavenly scents. Herbs can serve many functions in the edible landscape, creepers like oregano, mints and thyme make great ground cover. Low growers like sage, chives and perennial onions are good for edging flower beds and will help in insect control. Taller evergreens like rosemary are wonderful used as low hedges or for planting around the foundation of houses. Herbs also lend themselves well to being grown in containers. Tuck a few pots close to the kitchen so they’ll be handy when you need them.

Growing your own herbs is well worth the effort. The quality and flavor of fresh picked herbs is so much better than the dried products you find in the grocery store. Our climate makes it possible to grow a very wide range of herbs. The hot humid summer are perfect for herbs like basil, Thai ginger and tea camellias. Try the more Mediterranean herbs like lavender,  sage and Thyme in the winter time, they love the cool and are less apt to succumb to fungus.

Growing Guide

We do not currently have a growing guide for Herbs and Veggies.  We are working on this and will add it in the near future.  Contact us if you have questions on how to plant and nurture your plants, and we will be glad to have one of our gardeners assist you.

Shipping Info

Shipping Restrictions

Unfortunately, We Cannot Process Orders to California, Hawaii, Alaska, or Internationally:  Please note that due to specific agricultural regulations, we’re unable to ship any plants to the states of California, Hawaii, and Alaska, or outside the United States. Additionally, citrus trees can only be shipped within the state of Florida.

Shipping Information

Before Your Plants Arrive: You can find many guides on unpacking, planting, & care, on our growing guides page.

The Journey From Our Nursery to Your Door:  We NEVER ship our plants bare root. Your plant will travel in the very container in which it was nurtured. We thoroughly prune and water them before packing, and make sure they’re well wrapped to retain moisture during transit. It’s as though you’ve personally collected them from our nursery!

Choose Your Ship Date: We understand you’ll want to be available when your plant arrives. Our checkout process features a handy calendar that allows you to choose the Monday on which you want your plant to ship. Depending on your location, you’ll likely receive your plant by Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday of that week. Once shipped, UPS will generate a tracking number and send it to the email you provided. You can then follow your plant’s journey and ensure someone is available to unpack it on arrival day.

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