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Prospera Basil
Ocimum basilicum 'Prospera'
Uses: Culinary/Beverage/Aromatic Duration: Annual
When to Sow: Spring/Anytime Ease of Germination: Easy
Research at Cornell University has shown that this is the only 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.
S1273-601 SowNatural(tm) Seeds $3.75/ea
S1273-601 SowNatural(tm) Bulk Seeds $16.00/10g, $130.00/100g
Currency: United States Dollar

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