Purple ruffles basil

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Purple ruffles basil is a cultivar of Ocimum basilicum (sweet basil). The dark purple leaves are used in pesto or as a garnish.[1] This attractive basil variety has won multiple awards for its beauty, flavor and ease of cultivation, including the Mississippi Medallion and All-American Selection awards.[2]


  1. ^ "Purple Ruffles Basil". Veseys. Retrieved 2007-01-05.
  2. ^ Norman Winter (April 15, 2004). "Awards selection committee chooses Purple Ruffles basil". Mississippi Medallion Awards. Mississippi State University. Retrieved 2007-01-05.