Witch Fingers Grapes
Witch Finger table grapes have elongated purple drupes. They look like small maroon chili peppers, tightly clustered together on bright green stems.
Wild Rice Shoots
The actual Wild Rice plant grows from 1.2 to 2.4 m in height and its leaves, when fully elongated, measure from 30 to 60 cm in length. The enlarged shoots are harvested, and the upper leaves cut off showing only the shoot with husk-like wrapper leaves.
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This item was last sold on : 03/08/14
Opal basil is available year round.
Ocimum basilicum ‘Purpurascens’ or Opal basil, is a sweet basil cultivar. Two varieties of Opal basil have been chosen as All-America Selections winners in 1962 and 1987.
The deep purple glossy leaves of Opal basil are egg-shaped and sparsely toothed along the edges. The hybrid basil variety has a stronger spicy, anise flavor than the common green sweet basil.
Opal basil leaves make aromatic herbed vinegars or oils. Make a purple pesto or use the leaves as a garnish for salads or pizza. Opal basil can replace green varieties in caprese salads. This purple basil can be used fresh or dry; it can also be frozen for future use or used to infuse oil. Opal basil can lend flavor and color to many culinary pairings, including Thai, Vietnamese, and Italian.
Opal basil was first discovered in 1830 by George Bentham a British botanist. Since then, many varietals have been introduced. Purple basil crossbreeds rather easily with other basil cultivars which allows for a great number of varietal changes. The Dark Opal basil variety was developed at the University of Connecticut in 1950. Opal basil is grown both for ornamental and culinary uses; it grows best in the summer heat.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Sublime Tavern||Del Mar CA||858-259-9100|
|Donovan's Downtown||San Diego CA||619-237-9700|
|Juniper & Ivy||San Diego CA||858-481-3666|
|La Jolla Country Club||San Diego CA||858-454-9601|
|Beaumont's||San Diego CA||858-459-0474|
|Marine Room||San Diego CA||858-551-4676|
|Cucina Celestina||Coronado CA||619-672-4246|
|Fish Public||San Diego CA||619-281-4014|
|W San Diego Hotel||San Diego CA||619-398-3024|
|Cafe 21 Adams||San Diego CA||619-640-2121|
|Waters Catering||San Diego CA||619-276-8803 ex 4|
|Chef Drew Mc Partlin||San Diego CA||619-990-9201|
|Marriott Marquis & Marina San Diego||San Diego CA||619-234-1500 x6113|
|Herringbone||La Jolla CA||858-459-0221|
|Cucina Urbana||San Diego CA||619-239-2222|
|Cucina Enoteca||Del Mar CA||619-239-2222|
|Tractor Room||San Diego CA||619-543-1007|
|SuperNatural Sandwich||San Diego CA||619-356-1992|
Recipes that include Opal Basil. One is easiest, three is harder.
|The British Larder||Wild Asparagus and Opal Basil Risotto with Chilled Green Tomato Jelly|
|C'est La Vegan||Grilled Baby Eggplant Bruschetta with Purple Pesto|
|Farmgirl Fare||Purple (Opal) Basil Pesto|
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D'zara Cafe (Restaurant food)
Near Harjamukti, West Java, Indonesia
About 215 days ago, 8/07/13
Santa Monica Farmers Market Near Santa Monica, California, United States
About 285 days ago, 5/29/13
Spotter's comments : Her Farm is selling vibrant opal basil today. Grown in Fresno, CA. Available for the next couple months.
Gaijin Noodle + Sake House Near San Diego, California, United States
About 291 days ago, 5/23/13
Spotter's comments : Opal Basil spotted at Gaijin Noodle + Sake House. very yummy pho