Genovese Italian Basil

Genovese Italian Basil - Seeds & Bulbs

Basil Genovese Italian
(Ocimum basilicum)

The smell of basil is the smell of summer. Genovese basil won't disappoint you if you are a basil lover - it has a particularly strong fragrance and flavor making it excellent for almost any basil dish, particularly pesto. Edible flowers are tasty in salads. There is no more useful herb in a warm, south window, and it can be grown indoors in winter. This is a great container variety. A packet plants one 40-foot row.

Average Count: 1000 Seeds

Plant Type: Annual
When to Sow Outside: In spring, 1 to 2 weeks after average last frost, and when soil is warm
When to Sow Inside: 6 to 8 weeks before transplanting outside.
Seed Depth: 1/4"
Seed Spacing: 1"
Row Spacing: 1'
Days to Emerge: 5-10
Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 6" to 12" apart.

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