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Basil Genovese

Basil Genovese

$1.99

Basil Genovese is a large leaf type originating in Italy. It was selected for its flavor in making pesto These productive plants are easy to grow and belong in every herb garden.

Flavor: Sweet with a spicy aroma and flavor; it's less likely to become bitter when slow cooking

Preparation Ideas: The rich and pungent flavor of this herb makes it perfect for pesto

Plant Type: Herb

Grows Best In: Full Sun

Days to Germination: 5-10 Days

Days to Maturity: 85 Days

Planting Depth: .25"

Seed Spacing: 10"

Growing Height: 20-24"

Best Container Size: 12"+

Instructions: Start indoors near a sunny window 6 weeks before transplanting to the garden. Or, sow in the garden in full sun when frost danger is over and ground is warm. Performs best in rows 2 feet apart. Thin or transplant plants to 10 inches apart when they are 2 inches tall.

Suggestions: Use leaves fresh or dry for seasoning. Great for a dramatic background.


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Basil Mammoth

Basil Mammoth

$1.99

The leaves of Basil Sweet are attractive and have a spicy flavor that makes green salads, tomato and cheese dishes, soups, and omelettes extra delicious. The entire plant has a very pleasing aroma. It's a good companion for tomato plants.

Flavor: Similar to sweet basil, but not as strong

Preparation Ideas: The sweet taste and large leaves make it ideal for sandwiches and sauces

Plant Type: Herb

Grows Best In: Full Sun

Days to Germination: 5-10 Days

Days to Maturity: 70-80 Days

Planting Depth: .25"

Seed Spacing: 10"

Growing Height: 10-15"

Best Container Size: 12"+

Instructions: Start indoors near a sunny window 6 weeks before transplanting to the garden. Or, sow in the garden in full sun when frost danger is over and ground is warm. Thin or transplant plants to 10 inches apart when they are 2 inches tall.

Suggestions: Makes an attractive border plant. Delicious in green salads, tomato and cheese dishes and omeletes.


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Basil Sweet Italian

Basil Sweet Italian

$1.99

Basil Sweet has a pleasing aroma, delicious taste, and is a great companion for tomato plants.

Flavor: Sweet and spicy flavor

Preparation Ideas: Perfect for your morning omelette, or any salads or soups you have during the day

Plant Type: Herb

Grows Best In: Full Sun

Days to Germination: 5-10 Days

Days to Maturity: 85 Days

Planting Depth: .25"

Seed Spacing: 10"

Growing Height: 18-24"

Best Container Size: 12"+

Instructions: Start indoors near a sunny window 6 weeks before transplanting to the garden. Or, sow in the garden in full sun when frost danger is over and ground is warm. Performs best in rows 2 feet apart. Thin or transplant plants to 10 inches apart when they are 2 inches tall.

Suggestions: Remove flower buds to encourage leaf growth. Begin harvesting all but 2 or 3 leaves at the base of each branch before flowers bloom. Preserve leaves by drying or freezing.


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Organic Basil Sweet
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Organic Basil Sweet

Organic Basil Sweet

$2.79

The leaves of Sweet Basil have a spicy flavor which makes green salads, tomato and cheese dishes, soups, and omelettes extra delicious. The entire plant has a very pleasing aroma. It is a good companion for tomato plants.

Flavor: Spicy

Preparation Ideas: Salads, tomato and cheese dishes, soups, omelettes

Plant Type: Herb

Grows Best In: Full Sun

Days to Germination: 5-10 Days

Days to Maturity: 85 Days

Planting Depth: .25"

Seed Spacing: 10"

Growing Height: 18-24"

Best Container Size: 12"+

Instructions: Start seeds indoors near a sunny window 6 weeks before transplanting to the garden. Or, so in the garden in full sun when the danger of frost is over and the ground is wwarm. Performs best in rows 2 feet apart. Thin if planted outdoors, or transplant if started indoors to 1 plant every 10 inches when plants are a few inches tall.

Suggestions: Remove flower buds to encourage leaf growth. Begin harvesting all but 2-3 leaves at the base of each branch before flowers bloomo. Preserve leaves by drying or freezing.


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