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We love introducing a new product, especially when it has been selected by the AAS as a plant of distinction in 2016! So, what makes this basil better? Why is it an award winner. Well, perhaps it has to do with the fact that it is considered the most mildew resistant of any basil.
For basil lovers, that is the 'plague'; downy mildew can devastate your basil crop and spreads easily from one plant to another. This plant has been bred to grow a bit more upright, with elongated stems, to allow better airflow. A bit more information on this disease from our friend atAway to Garden.
Did we mention the flavor? This delicious basil has a bit more spice than our other traditional 'pesto varieties' ~ delicious 3" leaves that actually seem to grow a bit faster and bolt less than it's other relatives.
See what all the fuss is about, and order Basil 'Eleonora' for your garden!
Characteristics: Basil is one the easiest and most popular traditionalculinary herbs! This tasty favorite is an annual, and will grow well in just about every zone. Be sure to plant outside only when night temperatures reach 50 to 55 degrees or above.
Light: Basil needs a lot of light, but will benefit from a little shade during the hottest part of the day.
Water: Water basil when it is dry to the touch, without over watering.
Soil: Basil likes rich, well-drained soil and will grow best in soil enhanced with well-composted manure.
Use: Eleonora Basil is a favorite for a spicy Italian cuisine.
Basil is a great natural pest repellent and companion plant: