This basil is a godsend for me. I dry my basil for the winter and for the previous 2 seasons my basil got moldy spore and I had to throw it away. This basil is still going strong and is beautiful, fragrant, and delicious.
Basil hybrid 'Amazel'
- Fragrant, edible foliage
- Resistant to downy mildew
The first Italian sweet basil with resistance to downy mildew - Basil 'Amazel' is amazing! It has excellent flavor and is sterile, so it produces more usable leaves than other varieties. Since it is sterile and sets few flowers, 'Amazel' will continue to spend its energy on producing new leaves. There are so many great characteristics and uses for this plant - it is sure to become a staple!
Uses: Containers, Borders, Landscapes, Culinary
Notable Features: Downy Mildew Resistant, Sterile, Fragrant, Heat Tolerant
Homeowner Growing Tips: Harvest leaves by cutting the stem just above two new sprouting lateral branches. If it does produces any flowers pinch off for best flavor.
This basil really lives up to its name.....Amazing. It produced huge amounts of basil all summer and is still going strong. No signs of any disease. It looks as good now (end of Sept.) as it did in June. I would highly recommend “Amazel Basil”.