Genovese Basil


Genovese Basil (Ocimum Basilicum) is also known as Sweet Basil and originally comes from Genoa, Savona and Imperia. It is the preferred basil in cooking pesto (from the word pestâ which literally means to crush) and Genoese sauce is a mix of pestâ basil, olive oil, parmesan & sardinian pecorino cheese, pine nuts, salt and garlic. The people of Italy have been using this basil since the 16th century.

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Genovese Basil

  • 100 seeds
  • Organic
  • Open pollinated
  • Distance between plants – 10-12″
  • Distance between rows – 18-24″
  • Full to part sun
  • Water every 2-3 days
  • Days to maturity – 60-80 days
  • Days to germination – 5-14 days
  • Height – 18-24″
  • Ocimum Basilicum – Lamiaceae

Sow: 6 weeks before last frost or direct seed after last frost ¼’’ deep

Harvest: : Throughout the season

Easy to grow and a good companion in the garden, basil is best used fresh but can be dried down for use as a dry herb. If you want to cook with it, add it during the end of the preparation.

Companion planting = asparagus, beans, beets, cabbage, chili and bell peppers, eggplant, marigolds, oregano, potatoes, tomatoes.



Additional information

Weight .002 kg
Dimensions 8.255 × 0.3 × 11.43 cm


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