In 2014 much of the Southeast had to deal with Powdery Mildew on the basil production. This form of disease transmits to most varieties of basil and there is little one can do to stop the infestation. There is one variety of basil that is more resistant than other varieties and that is the variety "Eleonora". Wake Forest Herbfest 2015 will offer this variety to our customers. You will still have the same flavor, growing conditons as the more familiar Genovese, Italian style basil, but this year you can expect healthy, full leaved basil plants from us. Our goal is to only provide you with the best in local, organic, non GMO plants for your lifestyle.
As with all our herbs this variety is still non GMO, raised from organic sources and raised organically so you are still getting the herbs you expect from HerbFest. For more information on powdery mildew click here for report from N.C. State University.