Basil Seeds - Sweet Genovese
USDA Zones: 4 - 9
Height: 18 - 24 inches
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: White
Environment: Full sun
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.3
Average Germ Time: 7 - 14 days
Light Required: Yes
Depth: 1/4 inch
Sowing Rate: 1 seed per inch
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Plant Spacing: Rows 18 inches a part; thin seedlings 8 inches
Sweet Basil Genovese (Ocimum Basilicum Genovese) - This variety of Sweet Basil seeds produce extremely tender and fragrant herb plants. Genovese Basil has extra-large, dark green leaves and is often used in Italian pesto. Genovese Basil typically grows to a height of 18 - 24 inches. Plant Genovese Basil seeds indoors or directly sow the herb seeds outside after all danger of frost. Like most Basil plants, it grows best in full sun. When you plant these herb seeds in nice, warm temperatures, it only takes 60 - 90 days for full maturity.
Genovese Sweeet Basil plants are characterized by edible aromatic foliage. The leaves are dark green and approximately 3 inches long. This Basil herb plant has abundant leaves with authentic Italian Basil flavor that tastes great in a pesto sauce. Genovese Basil plants love the sun and cannot tolerate cold. If you are keeping it indoors to extend its growing season, make sure it gets lots of sunlight and adequate water. You may want to pinch the flowering tops down to the first set of leaves to prolong the use of this Basil plant in the kitchen.