Vegetable Cultivar Descriptions for North America – Herbs – Basil

Lists 1-27 Combined

Edited by Todd C. Wehner

Department of Horticultural Science
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-7609

Dark Opal – Breeder: Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs. Parentage: USDA, PI 182246 inbred. Characteristics: compact bush, 12-15 inches high; used as culinary herb or ornamental plant. Similar: other purple basils. Adaptation: same as other basils. Seed Trade News vol. 76, no. 20. 1962.

Green Bouquet – Breeder and vendor: W. Atlee Burpee Co. Characteristics: open pollinated, dwarf bush plants with small dark green leaves; attractive as border. Similar: Picollo. Adaptation: wide. 1983.