Basil 'Red Rubin'
Spicy flavor is stronger than sweet basils.
Height: 18-24 in
This great herb basil has a stronger flavor than sweet basil andreddish-purple leaves, creating a unique look in salads. An All-America Selections Winner, Red Rubin performs well in the garden and in patio containers with the perfect combination of ornamental appeal and intense, spicy flavor. Best of all, it’s easy to grow and easy to use. To dry, wait until the flowers begin to open, then cut clusters off and hang them upside down, turning periodically, until dry.
Growing Tips for Homeowners:
Water as needed all season to keep soil evenly moist, keeping your eye out for the first sign of wilt. Wilting is a sure sign that your basil needs water. Feed with a vegetable fertilizer to ensure your bountiful harvest.
Characteristics & Attributes:
- Full Sun