The Fairbanks Portfolio of basil includes many varieties, including greek, thai, purple and ​​varieties with downy mildew restance. At Fairbanks, we work with our breeders to create and explore a range of herb varieties that are well-suited to both the New Zealand market and climate.

Specifically, we have developed a basil portfolio that consists of hybrid varieties to provide superior crop uniformity. In addition, we are proud to offer a range of basil with strong plant habit and downy mildew resistance.

Basil has a distinct aroma and flavour, often described as sweet and peppery. It can be easily grown in the garden or pots and is an excellent addition to any vegetable patch. Used commonly in sauces, salads, and soups or as a garnish, basil is a popular herb used in many cuisines around the world. It can be used both in fresh or dried form.