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Basil 'Genovese'

140 seeds. 70 days. Ocimum basilicum. Annual.


Basil 'Genovese' is our favorite basil for pesto each year. It is savory and mild. To prolong harvest, cut the flower stalks off as they grow. This Italian heirloom is a must-have for any Italian cooking calling for basil. You can also freeze the leaves for a taste of summer during the winter. 


Height 24 inches.


Sowing Basil Seeds:


Sow basil indoors 6 weeks before the last frost date, 1/8 inch deep. Transplant 2 weeks after the last frost date. Or direct sow outside after there is no chance of frost. Thin to 10 inches apart. Full sun.


Photo courtesy of Diane's Flower Seeds

Basil 'Genovese'

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