Rutgers Passion (DMR – Downy Mildew Resistant). From Rutgers University and Van Drunen Farms comes a vigorous sweet basil with high resistance to Downy Mildew. Passion has a large cupped leaf and is sweet, similar to ‘Genovese’. Very prolific and easy to grow. Well suited for potted plant and field production, plants have a high leaf-to-stem ratio, larger slightly cupped leaves, and are very slow to bolt. This variety is not GMO. There’s no genetic engineering at all – just good old-fashioned creative plant breeding. We’re excited to offer it.