Vegetable Varieties for Gardeners is a citizen science program







'Everleaf' Basil
 
Sub-Category:
 
Description: Ocimum basilicum. Open-pollinated. Compact, columnar plant produces 2 to 3 inch long, glossy and cupped leaves. Slower to flower than other varieties by up to 8 weeks. Bred for season-long performance and continual harvesting. Best for leaf/tip harvest. Harvesting for bunches is not recommended as compact growth makes bunching difficult. Good for garden or containers. Disease resistant variety. Some resistance to Fusarium wilt and downy mildew. About 30 to 74 days to maturity. Also known as Everleaf Genovese.
Days To Maturity: 30-74
Seed Sources: Johnny's Selected Seeds - updated in 2018

 
Rating Summary
 
Overall: (4.0 Stars)Overall
Taste: (4.0 Stars)Taste
Yield: (3.4 Stars)Yield
Ease/Reliability: (4.0 Stars)Ease/Reliability
 
Reviews
 
Login to share your Review of Everleaf.

Number of Reviews: 5

Posted Pictures by Reviewers:
Sort Reviews By:
  [Help]
Carrot markers reflect the center of a larger geographic location as a city center or zip code, and do not reflect the reviewers exact garden location.
KEY: O=Overall Rating, T=Taste, Y=Yield, E=Ease

Reviewed on 09/17/2018 by Wayne County CCE - An experienced gardener

Overall Overall
Taste Taste
Yield Yield
Ease/Reliability Ease

Wayne, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 103 - 123 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

The sets were planted mid May and grew well. Very nice healthy yield and flavorful.
 

Reviewed on 09/10/2018 by CD - An experienced gardener

Overall Overall
Taste
Yield
Ease

Albany, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 123 - 143 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Poor germination and then didn\'t survive hot, dry conditions shortly after germination.
 

Reviewed on 09/05/2018 by SuffolkCce - An experienced gardener

Overall Overall
Taste Taste
Yield Yield
Ease/Reliability Ease

Suffolk, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 183 - 203 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

Transplants did well. The plants are compact and respond well to harvesting, regrowing quickly. They have a strong basil flavor and have not shown any signs of downy mildew. This variety would work well in a container.
 

Reviewed on 08/28/2018 by Cutler Botanic Garden - An experienced gardener

Overall Overall
Taste Taste
Yield Yield
Ease/Reliability Ease

Broome, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 163 - 183 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Transplants thrived with a good yield. Needed more room to spread out though.
 

Reviewed on 08/06/2018 by CCE Nassau County NY - An experienced gardener

Overall Overall
Taste Taste
Yield Yield
Ease/Reliability Ease

Nassau, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 183 - 203 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Only 2 of 6 seeds planted germinated. For that reason, I rated Overall and Yield with a 4. The two that did germinate did very well. Thus the 5-star rating for Taste and Reliability.
 




Vegetable Varieties for Gardeners is a citizen science program, © 2004-2018, All Rights Reserved
Cornell Garden Based Learning, Cornell University College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, Horticulture Section