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Rutgers Devotion Basil

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About Rutgers Devotion Basil Plants

Rutgers Devotion Basil is a unique and flavorful variety of basil that is prized for its exceptional taste and aroma. Also noted for its disease-resistance! Great for containers and small spaces, these premium herbs are organically grown and come ready to plant in your garden. It is a beautiful plant with uniform, upright growth, dark, green color with flat to cup-shaped leaves.

Rutgers Devotion Basil has a spicy and slightly sweet flavor that is reminiscent of cloves, cinnamon, and anise. Its complex flavor makes it a great addition to a variety of dishes, including pasta sauces, soups, and salads. The herb’s strong aroma also makes it a popular choice for homemade pesto and is often used in essential oils.

How to Grow Rutgers Devotion Basil

This basil is a hardy and adaptable plant that can be grown in a range of climates and conditions. It prefers well-draining soil and full sun and is tolerant of both drought and heat. One of the key benefits of Rutgers Devotion Basil is its high level of resistance to common basil diseases, such as downy mildew and fusarium wilt. This means that the plant is less likely to be affected by these diseases and is more likely to produce a healthy and abundant harvest.

Rutgers Devotion Basil is a delicious and versatile herb that is well-suited to a variety of growing conditions. Its unique flavor, appearance, and disease resistance make it a popular choice among gardeners and cooks alike.

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Our USDA-Certified Organic herbs come potted in quality soil and ready to plant!

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Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy, Sandy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Years to Bear 1
Zone Range 8 - 10

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your plant matures, it will be approximately 12 - 24" tall x 12 - 18" wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these plants 12 - 18" apart to ensure room for growth.

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 8 - 10
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatibility range of this variety before ordering.


Pollination is not required for this variety.

This variety does not require pollination to produce a harvestable crop.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow herbs in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

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