Basil, Genovese (Ocimum basilicum) - 250 Seeds
Home chefs and gardeners will love the Basil Genovese (Ocimum basilicum). This classic Italian basil is the essential ingredient for deliciously fresh pesto! The large, dark green leaves offer a wonderful aroma and taste that is bound to make any dish extraordinary. With its slow bolting habits, this hardy herb is the perfect addition to any garden.
Take care not to plant too early as the warm weather will encourage it to succeed. Best planted in a container or flowerbed, this herb needs regular pinching of blooms to thrive. Once bolted, use its exquisite flowers as a garnish for salads, pasta, or drinks—offering an extra pop of flavor and visual appeal. Step up your culinary game with Basil Genovese!
•American grown seeds
•USDA Zones: 4-10
In the spring, direct sow once the soil has warmed to about 70 degrees F. In order for the seed to germinate, which typically takes 10 to 15 days, press it firmly onto the soil's surface. Light is necessary for the seed to sprout. If you want to start indoors, plant the seed in flats 4–6 weeks before the last frost, maintain the soil just moist enough for germination, and move the seedlings outside as soon as the weather permits. Rich, light soils are ideal for this plant's growth; sow a fresh crop every three to four weeks for continual bloom.