Red Rubin Basil Highlights
- Germination: 3 to 5 days
- Soak: No need.
- Harvest: 20 to 30 days for microgreens – can allow it to grow into baby greens (up to 40+ days)
- Flavor: Sweet basil flavor.
- Nutrients: Vitamins A & C, iron, and magnesium.
Red Rubin Basil is a variety of sweet basil. It has a deep maroon color with green edges.
This basil makes a beautiful garnish that adds color to basic green salads.
Try this basil in cocktails or other drinks.
Mix both Red Rubin and Genovese Basil to make a beautiful Caprese salad.
The flavor of basil microgreens is more intense than the mature basil leaves.
Red Rubin basil often is used a garnish, but can also be used in cooking. Excellent for adding Italian flavor to dishes.
Basil is a mucilaginous seed, meaning that it develops a jelly-like coating when it gets wet. Basil loves the light and will do better in a well-lit location. Heat mats will also speed up germination and growth of basil.
Try to harvest basil clean; it doesn’t store well after being washed. Best if you wash basil microgreens just before using it.
Red Rubin Basil grows slower than Genovese basil, and the leaves don’t get as large.
- Home Microgreens Tray is 1.0-grams. The HM Tray area is 37.5 square inches.
- 5- by 5-inch Tray is 0.7-grams
- 10- by 10-inch Tray is 2.7 grams
How Much Seed Do You Need For Your Tray?
If you use Home Microgreen planting trays, there is no need to worry. Each seed packet has the correct number of seeds for the provided tray.
However, if you’re using a difference planting tray, use the calculators in this post to figure out how many packets or grams of seeds you need.
Click This Link to use Calculators: Planting Tray and Seed Calculators