Basil GEMINI: an option from Sais
The new basil variety obtained by Sais Research Dept. is GEMINI.
The innovation, that GEMINI carries in to the wide catalogue of SAIS italian basil, is the high tolerance to Downy mildew (Peronospora belbahrii) and Fusarium wilt (Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. basilicum).
The variety GEMINI has a compact plant, suited for cultivation on the field and on the pot. Leaves are more flat and smaller than Superbo with very bright green colour, as the traditional “Genovese” basil.
The variety has a high yielding thanks to very fast regrowth skill.
GEMINI is suited to be cultivated in warm conditions when the pressure of Downy mildew is more.
The variety is under Plant Variety Protection (PVP) n°20172764.