Basil Purple Leaf Microgreen Seeds


  • Purple, reddish cotyledons.
  • Large leaf, Italian variety.
  • Popular choice with chefs.
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Purple Basil Microgreen Seeds – Bulk, Open Pollinated

  • Fast growing alternative to mature basil.
  • 10 x 20″ tray yields approx. 220 grams.
  • Red Rubin basil has more consistent deep purple/red coloured leaves and stems than other purple basil varieties.


  • Do not pre-soak seeds.
  • Sow rate: 28 grams for a 10 x 20″ growing tray.
  • Moisten soil, flatten 3-4 cm soil in tray.
  • Cover for 4-6 days with tray lid. Store in well ventilated area away from light until the seeds germinate. Lightly water 1-2 times daily.
  • Uncover and place in light. Water 1-2 times daily.
  • Harvest time: Approximately 12-16 days.


  • Space plants  20 – 25 cm.
  • Space rows: 30 – 50 cm.
  • Sowing depth: 0.5 cm.
  • Soil temperature: 18 – 35 degrees Celsius.
  • Maturity: 70 – 85 days.
  • Tropics: All year, Subtropics: Aug – Feb.
  • Cold climates: Sept – Jan.
  • Keep well watered.


  • Variety: Ocimum Basilicum (Red Rubin)
  • Non-GMO.
  • Non-hybrid. Open-pollinated.
  • We do not ship to WA or Tasmania due to quarantine restrictions.


Seed Germination Guarantee

Seed Guarantee

Our seeds come with a satisfactory germination rate guarantee for 3 months from date of purchase if stored correctly. Store seeds in a cool, dry place (under 10°C) or in an airtight container in the fridge. Do not expose to moisture or direct sunlight.