Basil, Genovese Organic Seeds

Ocimum basilicum

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Basil, Genovese Organic Seeds

Ocimum basilicum

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USDA Organic Basil Genovese seeds will grow into a large leaf sweet basil plant with a spicy scent.

This basil variety originated from Italy and was selected for the flavor it imparts to pesto.

These basil seeds are easy to grow—and basil plants belong in every herb garden because of how productive they are!

Organic Genovese Basil seeds are highly productive and capable of yielding large, sweet-smelling leaves. Tracing back to Italy, this classic basil variety is essential for pesto-making and herb gardens. Germinating the seeds and harvesting the leaves is fast and easy, making Basil Genovese Organic Seeds the perfect way to enjoy the flavor of fresh basil!

Sku: 0911

Vendor: Ferry-Morse

Common Name: Basil

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Safe for bees

for Bees

Good For Pollinators

Good For Pollinators

Grows best In

Best In:

Full Sun


Days to

5 - 10 Days


Days to

85 Days


Container Size:



Growing Height:


water Needs


Moist (2 in / week)

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Characteristics: Pet Friendly

Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum

Fill Weight (grams): 0.175

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

Plant Lifecycle: Annual

Approximate Seed Count: 90 - 110

Landscape Use: Edible Garden

Disease Resistance: Deer Resistance|Rabbit Resistance

Growing Season(s): Summer|Fall

Harvest/Bloom Season(s): Summer|Fall

Package Dimensions: 3.25 x 4.5"

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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: 0.25"

Seed Spacing: 10"

Nutrient Care Instructions: Apply SUPERthrive once per week. Soak in solution of 1/4 tsp per gal for 15 min. or longer depending on size and type.

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

At Ferry Morse, we are proud of our non-GMO & guaranteed fresh seeds.

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