Genovese Basil

Popular and easy-to-grow annual that develops extra large, aromatic leaves with a spicy, clove-like flavor. Popular in Italian dishes. This variety is ideal for creating large batches of pesto.

May be grown indoors or outside but must have plenty of light. If growing outdoors, start seed indoors and transplant outside after all danger of frost is passed. Begin taking small harvests when the plant has 6 to 8 pairs of leaves. Harvest early and pinch off flower buds to encourage growth and extend harvest. Succession plantings may be necessary to have fresh basil all growing season.

Optium Germination Temperature

70 to 80 F

Days to Germination

5 to 10

Planting Depth


Plant Spacing


Light Requirement

Full Sun

Net Weight

Minimum of 500mg

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