Basil – Amazel Basil
Harvest sprays of leaves by cutting stems just above two new sprouting lateral branches to get lush regrowth. One of the most common disease issues in basil is Downy Mildew. This basil is downy mildew resistant and has little to no seed set. If it does happen to produce a few flowers, pinch them off and it will continue to produce leaves to use in your kitchen.
Best grown in the landscape, although a large container can work as well. Once picked, add lavishly to rice dishes, poultry, fish, potatoes and vegetables, dressings or marinades.
Maintenance Category Easy
Water Category Average
Flower Form Border Plant, Container, Edible Herb, Landscape
pH C - pH 6.0 - 6.5
EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 0.6 - 0.9
Fertilization 200 - 300
Light Requirements High
Water Requirements Moderate to Moist
Rooting Out Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit
Growing On Temperature 65 - 75° Fahrenheit
Holding Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit
Planting and Timing Information
Spring to Summer finish. Standard PPP.
Finishing Times [weeks]
4-5" and Quart Pot : 3-4
6" and Gallon Pot : 5-6
7-9" Pot : 6-7
10-12" and Two Gallon Pot :
Pinching and Growth Regulators
Pinch immediately above leaf node as needed to shape.
Pest and Disease Management
General pest and disease practices as listed in notes.
Once established, best maintained at 65F. No Insecticides are registered for herbs. Use insecticidal soaps or biological controls.
Basil is notorious for being quite susceptible to downy mildew. Amazel, however, has excellent resistance to Downy Mildew, which will keep plants growing and producing for home gardeners throughout the entire season. This is an amazing improvement in basil.