Basil Genovese is a sweet basil with large shiny leaves. It has a delicious flavor and aroma. It is a favorite herb for containers or gardens. Grows well in warm weather.
Basil seeds can be planted outdoors.
Sow seeds after the last frost date.
Plant seeds 1/4" deep and thin them to 12-18" apart. Water and trim often to delay blooming. Seeds should come up in 7-14 days.
Plant in a sunny location with well-draining soil. Water seeds frequently and keep moist until they germinate.
Each packet contains 200 Organic Basil Genovese seeds. Ocimum basilicum. Annual. Open-pollinated, heirloom, non-GMO. Harvest in 55 days. $3.00
This packet plants a 40' row.
Genovese basil is a preferred variety of sweet basil, not only because of its large, sweet leaves, but it is also slow to bolt in extreme heat and does not become bitter with age. Like other basil varieties, Genovese basil plants prefer a site with rich, fertile soil and at least six hours of sunlight each day. It is best to create a nutrient-rich bed for basil plants than to plant them in poor soil and rely on fertilizers to feed them. Fertilizers can negatively affect the flavor, scent, and potency of basil plants.
Fresh or dried, basil leaves are an essential ingredient in many Italian, Greek, and Asian dishes. If you love to make fresh from the garden pesto or caprese salad this is a great basil to have growing in your garden.
As a medicinal herb, sweet basil is used to treat digestion and liver problems, to detoxify the body, as a natural anti-inflammatory and anti-depressant, to treat headaches and migraines, and also for wound care and to treat skin conditions. Sweet basil is an ingredient in many natural beauty products. It is also grown for its many culinary uses.