Red Rubin Basil Seeds

Red Rubin Basil Seeds

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The Best Red for Vinegars and Oils!


The easiest Basil to germinate from seed!

Genus: Ocimum
Species: basilicum
Variety: Red Rubin
Item Form: (P) Pkt of 100 seeds
Days to Maturity: 68
Fruit Color: Purple
Habit: Compact
Seeds Per Pack: 100
Plant Height: 12 in
Plant Width: 8 in - 10 in
Additional Characteristics: Edible, Fragrance, Herbs, Indoor Growing, Bloom First Year, Cut-and-Come-Again, Flower, Needs Deadheading, Pest Fighter, Pruning Recommended
Foliage Color: Burgundy
Harvest Season: Early Summer, Late Summer, Mid Summer
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Moisture Requirements: Moist,  well-drained
Resistance: Disease Resistant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance: Normal,  loamy
Uses: Containers, Ornamental, Beds, Cuisine, Foliage Interest


68 days from sowing.

The perfect combination of ornamental appeal and intense, spicy flavor, Red Rubin is the best red-leafed Basil we have ever grown here at Park, bar none! Its compact little habit, handsome foliage, and wonderful aroma make it welcome in any sunny setting, while its flavorful leaves make it a must-grow for lovers of flavored vinegars and oils!

The leaves are smooth, flat, and large, about 3 to 4 inches long and borne very profusely on dense, full little plants a foot tall and 8 to 10 inches wide. The shape and texture of the leaves will remind you of large flat-leafed Italian types, and the intensity of the bite lives up to this reputation! The plant itself is so charming that it makes a nice container choice as well as accent plantings in the herb garden or a very showy edging for the annual bed.

Best of all, Red Rubin is the easiest Basil to grow from seed you will find! Its germination rate is much higher than that of other varieties, so you can count on a few extra plants from every packet of seed!

Like all Basils, Red Rubin can be direct-sown in spring or begun indoors about 6 to 8 weeks before last frost. Maintain a temperature of around 70 degrees F and expect to see little sprouts in 5 to 10 days! Then, when the seedlings are about 6 inches high, pinch away the central stem. This will help side-shoots grow, and keep the plant from flowering too quickly.

If you want to use the leaves fresh, pick them as they mature. A good rule of thumb is to wait until the stems have at least 8 leaves, then harvest all but the first set (the one closest to the base of the stem). This way, you will stimulate new growth on existing stems, keep the plant trim and tidy, and get the maximum harvest from every Red Rubin! (If you pinch back and harvest as we've described here, you can probably get about a third to a half cup of leaves every week from each plant!)

If cut-and-come-again harvesting is not for you, you can also harvest the entire plant at once. Wait until you see flower buds. Then cut the entire plant at the base and hang it upside-down in a cool, dry location for drying, or cut the individual stems at the base and freeze them with their leaves still attached. (Freezing is the better way for full flavor retention, but it's hard to beat the smell of a basil plant hanging in your pantry, so the choice is yours -- perhaps a little of both methods?!)

You will love the sight, scent, and flavor of this delicious red-leafed Basil! We are delighted to make it available this season. Pkt is 100 seeds.



Superior Germination Through Superior Science

Park's Superior Seeds Park Seed's humidity- and temperature-controlled seed storage vault Park Seed offers some of the highest-quality vegetable and flower seeds available in the industry, and there are a number of reasons for this.

First of all, we have humidity- and temperature-controlled storage, and we never treat any of our seeds with chemicals or pesticides. Nor do we ever sell GMO's (genetically modified seeds), so you always know the products you're buying from us are natural as well as safe for you and the environment.

Superior Standards - University Inspected

Testing seeds against minimum germination standards To make sure we are providing the best seed product possible and that our customers will get the highest number of seedlings from every packet, we conduct our own germination testing and have quality-control measures in every stage of our seed-handling operation. We hold ourselves to standards that are at or above federal and state standards, including testing specific crops more frequently than recommended by federal guidelines. And in order to maintain our organic certification, we welcome Clemson University to inspect us annually to make sure our organic seeds, which are stored and processed separately, are being handled properly.

Hand Packed By Experienced Technicians

Park Seed has been handling and packing vegetable and flower seeds for 145 years, a history that has given us a great understanding of how each variety should be cared for and maintained throughout every step of theprocess, from collection to shipping.

When packing our seeds, the majority are actually done by hand (with extreme care!), and we often over-pack them, so you're receiving more than the stated quantity.

The Park Seed Gold Standard

Park Seed's exclusive Fresh-Pak gold foil seed packets And many of our seeds are packed in our exclusive Fresh-Pak gold foil packets, which are lined to keep moisture out, so the seeds stay fresher for longer. We carefully pack very tiny or fragile seeds in crush-proof vials to ensure safe delivery to your home. Some of the small seeds are also offered as "pellets" (have a clay coating) to make sowing and growing easier.

When it comes to the kinds of seeds we offer, we are constantly seeking something new and provide many unique and hard-to-find varieties from all around the world. Our on-staff horticulturists are ready and available to share their expertise to help you with the success of these seeds, so you can grow a beautiful and productive garden!

How do I place an order?

​​Now our shopping cart is working quite properly, so you are welcome to place orders online, if you find the seed(s) you are looking for. If you cannot find what you are looking for from our online store, or the quantity you want is not available, please contact us by email ([email protected]). We are ready to source plants seeds online for you from China.



Payment and Shipping

At the moment, the easiest way of payment for us is Paypal. If you dont have paypal, you can also contact us for possibility of other options like Western Union, Bank trasnfer etc.
We ship seeds via Express Mail Service of Chinese Post Office. This takes around 7-30 days to reach most countries in the world. Please notice us if you want to use different way of shipping. But kindly be aware that international currier like DHL, UPS, Fedex, TNT cannot ship seeds easily from China. So normally we dont use their service for plant seeds for sale online delivery.



Returns & Refunds

If seeds fail to leave China, we will refund your payment 100%. But if seeds fail to reach you due to customs problem on your side which we were not informed in advance, we will not be able to bear any loss, and no refund will be made.
We sell only viable plants seeds online, and test germination of our seeds from time to time. So we will not be able to refund for seeds that clients fail to germinate, unless we are convinced that it's truly problem of our seeds.
Our mission is to supply fresh and true seeds from China. If any Plant seeds for sale online from us turn out to be wrong ones, we will refund you 100%.

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