Basil 'Tasty Purple'
No fridge, please! Purple Basil is happiest at room temperature, hanging out in your kitchen. (Basil turns black or develops black spots in the cold.)
This deep purple colored basil (also called Opal Basil) is perfect in pesto, tossed in a salad, or preserved in oils and vinegars.
With its slightly milder flavor than ordinary sweet basil, and can generally be substituted for standard basil in any recipe. It has a rich, deep purple color with green veins making it a striking to use fresh. (In fact, we wouldn’t recommend cooking because the deep purple tends to look black when it cooks down.)