What are the pros? Superior beauty, flavor
What are the cons? I can't grow it in winter
I added this variety to my cart last winter, expecting to grow two plants for the appearance rather than anything else. I was not prepared to discover my new favorite variety of basil. Aside from the stunning beauty of the full, strong growing, purple tipped plants, these have astounding flavor. It's less grassy, less cloying than common "sweet basil" and has a sophisticated, more peppery overtone. Whereas some basil types can smell almost skunky, this has a brighter scent. We loved it in chicken meatballs, and I would grow it every year for that alone, even if it wasn't a showstopper in a garden bed.
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