Basil, Rutgers Obsession
Sweet basil for field and potted plant production; vigorous growth, high leaf-to-stem ratio, dark green color, highly resistant to fusarium wilt. Beautiful dark green, glossy leaves are medium size (2–2 1/2″ long), flat, and pointed. High-yielding for field, greenhouse, and container production. Nice Italian aroma and flavor with slightly earthy, spicy notes. Intermediate resistance to Fusarium. Bred by Dr. James Simon and Dr. Robert Pyne at Rutgers University. U.S. Utility patent 10,159,212.
Once established, do not allow to dry out; more in extreme heat or containers.
Moderate. High humidity can increase downy mildew and powdery mildew chances.
Hardiness Zone: 9+