Basil Red Rubin (Allium tuberosum)

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Basil Red Rubin (Allium tuberosum)

Basil Red Rubin variety has an unusual reddish-purple leaves, and a stronger flavor than sweet basil, making it most appealing for salads and garnishes.

Growing Tips

Choose a sunny site with well-drained soil, amend with well-rotted manure or compost.


Red Rubin Basil tastes nearly the same as any green basil, though a bit more pungent than Genova Basil. Sometimes, it even has a sharpness almost like cloves. The taste might be a bit too strong for some people in pesto. Red Rubin Basil is best used fresh. When cooked, the purple colour disappears and it turns green.

Herb Attributes

HarvestRegularly, the more you harvest the more it will produce. If kept warm and harvested often you may even get 10 months worth of Basil leaves.
PositionPart to Full Sun