Rutgers Passion DMR
Sweet basil for potted plant and field production. Exhibits vigorous growth with high leaf-to-stem ratio; larger, slightly cupped leaf.
Days to Maturity: 70-80 days
Life Cycle: Annual
Days to Germination: 5-10 days at 65-70°F (18-21°C)
Light Preference: Sun
Soil Requirements: Moderately rich, moist soil. Basil is not drought tolerant. Regular moisture throughout the growing season helps to ensure a good crop.
Plant Height: Varies
Plant Spacing: 4-8”
Hardiness Zones: Annual
Harvest: Begin light harvesting after plants have become established. It is best done in the early morning when the temperature is cooler and the leaves are less likely to wilt. A full harvest should be completed just before the plants start to flower. Cut the entire plant 4-6" above the ground to promote a second growth. Leaves are easily bruised when picking, so handle carefully. Do not store at a temperature less than 50°F (10°C).