Genovese Basil

Ocimum basilicum | SKU: 0271A
$3.25 to $14.50
  • Best Seller
  • 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.

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.