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Ocimum basilicum 'Prospera CG1'
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Excellent resistance to downy mildew disease!
This is the first Genovese basil that is immune to the ravages of downy mildew disease. Even as other varieties show symptoms of the disease, Prospera has so far proved to be completely resistant. Developed at Bar-Ilan University in Israel, it is the result of painstaking crosses between a resistant wild basil and Genovese basil. Normally crosses between these types of basil do not produce viable seed but researchers found an innovative way to turn one of the crosses into a new Genovese variety that is truly resistant. For commercial growers who have found basil increasingly harder to grow successfully, this is a godsend. As an added bonus Prospera is also resistant to the dreaded fusarium fungus that has plagued basil for decades.
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