Herb, Genovese Basil
- Annual plants
- Plants will grow to 18-24 inches
- Sweet, fragrant leaves
Herb, Genovese Basil Description
(O. basilicum) The classic large-leaved Italian sweet basil prized for its spicy flavor and wonderful aroma. Fragrant plants grow 18-24". This is the variety of choice for pesto. Annual.
Learn to Grow it
You can sow seeds indoors or directly into the soil in mild areas starting around mid-spring.
Space your plants or seeds 6-8 inches apart in well fertilized soil. Plant your seeds 1/4-3/4 in. deep.
This is a "cut-and-come-again" plant so you can harvest leaves as they mature. Keep the leaves well watered and cool.
Mulching the soil around this crop can help protect the plant and keep roots cool and moist. In frost-free zones, this crop can be grow throughout the fall and winter.