This is THE basil to grow this year. Bred at Rugger's University and tested by us last year in our own gardens, this is downy mildew resistant and has a wonderful traditional basil flavor for sauces, pesto, and tomato salads. This seed will sell out fast. Basil is the ultimate WARM SEASON annual herb. Don't even think about planting it outside until it warms up. Trust me on this. You can start it indoors to get a jump on the season. I also direct sow basil seeds again in mid-summer for an additional crop.