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Basil Seeds, Genovese

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Product Information

A large leaf type basil, this Italian basil seed grows into the ultimate ingredient for cooking up the very delicious, extremely popular Italian Basil Pesto sauce, Pesto Genovese!

Selected for its flavor, these productive herb plants are easy to grow and belong in every herb garden. Sweet with a spicy scent and taste, it's less likely to become bitter when slow cooking.

Sku: 2081

Growing Information
Safe for bees

Safe
for Bees

Grows best In

Grows
Best In:

Full Sun

Germination

Days to
Germination:

5-10 Days

Maturity

Days to
Maturity:

85 Days

Container

Best
Container Size:

12"+

Height

Growing Height:

20-24"

Key Features

Flavor: Sweet with a spicy aroma and flavor; 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

Fill Weight (grams): 0.25

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.

Planting Depth: .25"

Seed Spacing: 10"

Suggestions

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


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