What do you call the most amazing basil you’ve ever seen? Amazel, of course. This is truly a game-changing plant—it is the first Italian sweet basil that is resistant to downy mildew, a disease that often plagues basil. And since it’s sterile, this large, vigorous plant produces a higher yield of usable, deliciously aromatic leaves. The more you harvest, the better it grows. It’s time to make the switch from your old basil to Amazel. You’ll never look back!
20 – 36 Inches
12 – 18 Inches
12 – 24 Inches
Grown for Foliage
10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
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.
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.
Amazel Basil plants will reach full size in about 4-6 weeks after transplanting them from a 4” container into the landscape or a larger pot. Your location and temperatures can impact how quickly the plant grows for you. In any case, you should be able to start harvesting from your plant pretty regularly within a few weeks after transplanting to your garden or patio planter. Because Amazel is produced from cuttings rather than from from seed, it will not follow the traditional “days to maturity” designation you find with seed produced basil. Amazel usually is very late to flower, but flowers may sporadically appear. The flowers can easily be pinched off and because Amazel produces NO SEED it will continue to grow harvestable leaves all season long. You’ll be making pesto to your hearts content in no time!