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Flora, IN
(Zone 5a)

September 3, 2009
3:12 AM

Post #7019607

I have this spotted basil , and was wondering what kind it might be.
looks and tastes rather like plain old sweet basil.
I have not seen a spotted one before.

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Keaau, HI

September 3, 2009
6:45 AM

Post #7020049

That is what happens when you grow common green Basil and Opal Basil near each other. You get a blend (seed crop).
It is fine for making sauces & salads, like any other Basil!
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

September 4, 2009
11:20 PM

Post #7026591

Pretty! Looks like you've got a solid purple in that pot also (maybe Purple Opal, maybe something else -- there are a bunch of different cultivars). Sometimes when you're growing out a purple-leafed basil, you'll get a few green &/or broken color "sports." Save the seeds from everything in that pot, and you'd get quite a selection next year!

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