Genovese Basil

Ocimum basilicum | SKU: 0271A
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$3.75 to $16.50
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  • Organic
  • Annual plants
  • Plants will grow to 18-24 inches
  • Sweet, fragrant leaves

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(O. basilicum) This classic large-leaved Italian sweet basil, prized for its flavor and heady aroma, is a top pick for many cooks when making pesto. Fragrant plants grow 18-24" and produce densely branched plants when pinched back regularly. Can be chopped and frozen in olive oil for winter use. Annual.

Learn to Grow Genovese Basil

Direct Seed: 1/8" Deep

Germination: 5-30 Days

Thin: 4-6" Apart

Light: Full Sun

Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors when soil is warm and temperature does not drop below 65°F. Can also be started indoors 4-6 weeks before planting out. Make successive sowings for continuous summer supplies. Pinch back flower stalks as they appear to keep plants from bolting. Prefers rich well-drained soil.

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A Garden Staple


This did well in our New England garden. We love this basil it was easy to grow! The leaves are huge and tasty. We enjoyed this basil on our toast with tomato, toasted sesame seeds, and balsamic vinegar for summer breakfasts. We will be growing this from now on. It is fragrant, tasty, and simply divine!