Prospera Basil Seeds
Prospera Basil HB197-250

Prospera Basil Seeds

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SKU HB197-250
$4.00 $3.75
Availability: In Stock
Country Of Origin: USA USA
Description
Disease Resistant
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68 days. Ocimum basilicum. Annual. (F1) Prospera Basil. The plant produces good yields of 3" glossy medium green basil leaves. Great for adding seasoning to Italian and tomato dishes. Excellent as a garnish, herb vinegar, or seasoning for poultry, beef, stews, and soups. It is very aromatic and attractive in the herb garden and is suitable for containers. The plant is also resistant to Downy Mildew and Fusarium. An excellent choice for home gardens, farmer’s markets, market growers, greenhouses, open production, and commercial production. Disease Resistant: DM, F.

Lot No: 77973

Germination: 95%

Test Date: 03/24

Seeds Per Pound: 320,000

Plant Height: 18 to 24" tall

Planting Season: Spring

Sunlight Requirement: Full Sun

Planting Method: Indoor Sow/Direct Sow

Planting Instructions: Plant seeds ¼" deep.

Soil Facts: Requires well-prepared soil. Use general-purpose fertilizer when preparing the soil.

Germination: 12-18 days at 70°F

DM – Downy Mildew

Scientific Name: Peronospora farinosa, Peronospora parasitica, Pseudoperonospora cubensis

Type: Fungus

Downy mildew is a fungal disease that affects the growth of beets, broccoli, cantaloupes & melons, cauliflower, cucumbers, spinach, Swiss chard, and watermelons. Downy Mildew is most serious for cucumbers, which can drop dead in a week and stop producing any fruit to harvest. The disease affects both seedlings and mature plants.The infected leaves are retarded in growth, turn yellow then brown, and turn downward. A white to gray color mold appears on the underside of the leaves. The leaves will wilt and eventually die. The disease can spread rapidly under favorable conditions and infect the entire field. The infected plants should be removed and burned to avoid further infestation. The disease is favorable when temperatures are 58-72 F and usually occur in early spring and autumn in cooler weather when moisture and humidity are very high. Fungicides can help manage the disease. Good air circulation and increasing space between the plants can help control and prevent the disease, so use wide plant spacing to promote drying of the leaves. The best option is to use disease resistant varieties.

F – Fusarium Wilt (Race 1)

Scientific Name: Fusarium oxysporum

Type: Fungus

Fusarium Wilt, Race 1, is a fungal disease that affects the growth of tomatoes. It is one of the most devastating of all soil-borne diseases. Race 1 is the most widely found throughout the United States, especially in warm regions of the country. It attacks the roots of the plants and moves up the stems. Symptoms include yellowing and browning of the older bottom leaves, stunting, and wilting. Often the entire plant will die. Usually little or no fruit develops. The infected plants will produce inferior and unmarketable tomatoes. It can cause significant yield loss and even total crops losses. If you stick with Fusarium Wilt Resistant tomato varieties you don’t have to worry. Many of the older heirlooms don’t have any resistance to the disease, so if you grow these then you should keep an eye out for it. The infected plants should be removed and burned to avoid further infestation. Plan on using a 5 to 7 year crop rotation and avoid planting in the same location, year after year, as the disease can survive in the soil up to 10 years. The best option is to use disease resistant varieties.

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