Genovese Basil Seeds

Genovese Basil Seeds, Organic

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Genovese Basil Seeds, Organic

Ocimum basilicum

This classic large-leaved Italian sweet basil, prized for its flavor and heady aroma, is a top pick for many cooks when making pesto. Fragrant plants grow 18-24" and produce densely branched plants when pinched back regularly. Can be chopped and frozen in olive oil for winter use.

  • Organic
  • Annual plants
  • Best Seller
  • Plants will grow to 18-24 inches
  • Sweet, fragrant leaves

This variety works for:

  • Fresh eating

The flavor of basil is best when the leaves are fresh. Cooking or heating the leaves will change the flavor so add the leaves at the last minute to warm dishes.

Basil is one of the main ingredients in pesto, along with olive oil and garlic. You can also steep the leaves of basil in milk or cream and create basil flavored confections like chocolates or ice cream.

Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors when soil is warm and temperature does not drop below 65°F. Can also be started indoors 4-6 weeks before planting out. Make successive sowings for continuous summer supplies. Pinch back flower stalks as they appear to keep plants from bolting. Prefers rich well-drained soil.

  • Direct Seed: 1/8" Deep
  • Germination: 5-30 Days
  • Thin: 4-6" Apart
  • Light: Full Sun