Basil ‘Rutgers Obsession DMR’

Ocimum basilicum 

Strongest downy mildew resistance on the market! This vigorous, yet compact variety is bursting with fragrance and flavor and is sure to succeed in your garden. Similar to Italian Large Leaf in leaf shape and flavor.



Strongest downy mildew resistance on the market.  This vigorous variety is compact and uniform producing large amounts of medium sized, pointed dark green leaves bursting with fragrance and flavor. Strong bolt resistance. Great for containers or planted in the garden.

Basil prefers consistently moist, rich soil and does not tolerate drought.  To increase branching and leaf production, pinch back flower buds as they form. Harvest in early morning and store unwashed and refrigerated to avoid brown spots and wilting. Flowers are attractive to bees and make good cut flowers.

  • USDA Hardiness Zone(s): Annual
  • Height: 16-18"