Ian> email@example.com wrote:
David> firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>> >> For the last two years every basil plant I have grown, either
>> >> from seed or purchased has turned yellow, gotten very bitter
>> >> and died.
>> >> I do not know what disease this is, but if anyone has any idea
>> >> what type of seed might resist this please let me know.
>> >> I am starting seeds later this week.
>> >> Thanks,
David> This does not sound like a "disease" to me. Basil is easy
>> to David> grow in the right conditions and rarely gets diseases.
>> I was growing it here for 20 years with zero problems. Then two
>> years in a row I had the identical symptoms.
David> Where are you in the world, what conditions does it grow in
David> (daily sun, temperature, soil, water .....)?
>> 5 miles west of Boston. Subject to rotation, in the same garden
>> as the mentioned 20 years.
David> Could you post a photo?
>> Sorry, I should have taken some.
Ian> It might be fusarium, which is becoming a problem in North
Thank you. That might be it, I may have conflated light brown with
What ever it is, it is persistent and nasty.
I did find the Nufar and one other that claim to be disease resistant.
I hope they work well, and I like the taste better than you did.
Ian> I have tried the nufar variety, and I think it is more
Ian> resistant than ordinary sweet basil, but it's a bit too
Ian> liquorice-flavoured for my taste. There are other resistant
Ian> varieties around...
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