Basil in itself is an incredible plant, but Amazel Basil has features that have them all beat! It’s three main attributes are being an edible herb, heat tolerant and unlike other basil, it is resistant to the dreadful downy mold that most basil is highly susceptible to. The pointed, dark green, fragrant foliage is prevalent in spring, summer and fall…producing all summer long.
Often harvesting can last until the first frost. This variety focuses more on production of leaves where other types of basil are more concerned with seed production. If a flower happens to bloom, trim it off for additional foliage growth. The more you harvest this plant, the more it grows and the better flavor it will produce. It is ready to harvest and enjoy within just a few weeks after it takes up residence in its newly transplanted home. For best results and taste, collect your crop in the mornings while the leaves are still moist.
Amazel Basil Care & Growing Information
Amazel Basil Is the best grown in a landscape scenario but also works well in a large container. It also works beautifully as a border. With its upright growth characteristic, it is considered a thriller in the “spiller, thriller, filler“ scenario.The Amazel Basil is very heat tolerant with its preferences being full sun for six or more hours, partial sun for four to six hours and full shade for up to four hours. That is obviously a very tight schedule to follow so consider it as more of a basic guideline.
The six hours in the sun is the most crucial factor. Keep the soil moisture moderate with average watering. The soil should be a neutral pH balance while adding rich compost when first planting. Soil that is too rich may result in a loss of flavor. The mature plant will reach its full size in approximately 46 weeks which will be 20 to 36 inches high and 12 -24 inches wide. Plant spacing should be 12 -18 inches to allow for a spread of a minimum of 12 -24 inches.
Maintenance is low with extremely high rewards. This plant will be a favorite as it is delicious in pasta, rice, fish, poultry, veggies or in dressings and salads. This incredible plant undoubtedly lives up to its name…Amazel Basil! It is truly amazing!
Amazel Basil Plant Facts
|Common Name: Sweet Italian Basil|
|Botanical Name: Ocimum hybrid USPPAF|
|Plant Type: Basil|
|Edible Type: Herbs|
|Fruit Size: -|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (+6 hrs.)|
|Spacing: 12 - 18" (30 - 46 cm)|
|Height: 20 - 36" (46 - 91 cm)|
|Width: 12 - 24" (30 - 61 cm)|
|Brand: Proven Winners®|
|Award Year||Award||Plant Trial|
|2018||Top Performer||Oklahoma State University Botanical Gardens|
|2018||Top Performer||Mississippi State University - Crystal Springs|
|2018||Top Performer||Texas Tech University|
|2018||Leader of the Pack - All Season||North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum|
|2018||Leader of the Pack - Late Season||North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum|
|2018||Perfect Score All Season||University of Tennessee - Jackson|
|2018||Gold Medal||Champaign County Illiniois Master Gardener Idea Garden|
|2018||Top Performer||Cornell University|
|2018||Top Performer||University of Georgia|
|2018||Top Performer||Raker Trial|
|2018||Top Showy Ornamental Foliage and Edible Crops||Mississippi State University - Poplarville|
|2018||Top Performer||Texas A&M - East Texas Bedding Plant Trial|
|2018||Best Overall Performance: Annual||Boerner Botanical Garden|
|2018||Top Performer||University of Wisconsin|
|2018||Top 5 - Edibles||Mississippi State University - Crystal Springs|
|2018||Perfect Score All Season||Michigan State University|
|2018||Top 10||North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum|
|2018||Leader of the Pack - Early Season||North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum|
|2018||Best of Show||University of Tennessee - Jackson|
|2018||Best of the Best||University of Georgia|
|2018||Top Performer||South Dakota State - McCrory Gardens|
|2018||Top Performer||Oregon State University|
|2018||Top Performer||Penn State|
|2018||Top Ten Vegetable||Massachusetts Horticultural Society at Elm Bank|
|2018||Top Performer||Ohio State University Extension - Springfield|
|2018||Top Performer||University of Guelph|
|2017||Retailer's Choice Award||Farwest Show|
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