Organic Heirloom 1.5 grams

This packet sows up to 340 feet


There is nothing like the aroma of basil in the summer! Genovese has the traditional fragrance and flavor, making it excellent for almost any basil dish, especially pesto. One of the most useful herbs, it also has beautiful, edible flowers. In a warm, sunny window, basil can grow indoors in the winter! A good container variety.

Italian Genovese Basil Seeds

  • Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum

    Family: Laminaceae

    Native: Probably Africa, but in cultivation for so long that it cannot be verified.

    Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual

    Plant Dimensions: 18"–24" tall, 10" wide

    Variety Information: Large, dark green almond-shaped leaves. This is the true Italian pesto basil from the Genoa area of Italy, pesto capital of the world.

    Exposure: Full sun to part shade

    Attributes: Good for Containers

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