Basil, Genovese

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  • $2.00
  • Regular price $3.25

*Quick facts

  • Indispensable kitchen herb
  • Large leaves
  • Great for making pesto

Ocimum basilicum

Nothing says summer like the taste and smell of fresh basil!  Add it to salads, Italian foods, eggs, or make it into pesto!  Basil is an absolute must for any herb garden, and because of its large leaves Genovese is one of the most beloved basil varieties around!

Germ Temp

Indoor Start

Germ Days

Frost Tolerant


Seed Depth

Plant/Row Spacing


4 w.

7-14 d.


Full to part shade



How to grow it:

Start indoors 4 weeks before the last frost date to get a head start, or direct sow after frost. Not frost tolerant- sustains frost damage at 40 degrees. Transplants well, but can also be direct sown after last frost date. Harvest leaves continually to keep plants from flowering and setting seeds.  

Seed specs:  Packet size~ 120 seeds

*This variety is one of two varieties we sell that was not grown at Giving Ground Farm.