Genovese Basil Seeds

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Plant Genovese Basil Seeds for a garden rich in flavor and aroma. Perfect for culinary use, these organic seeds yield lush, savory basil ideal for pesto and various dishes, enhancing your kitchen garden with ease and abundance.

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Genovese Basil Seeds – The Essential Herb for Every Kitchen Garden

Embark on a flavorful journey with our Organic Genovese Basil Seeds, perfect for culinary enthusiasts and gardeners alike. With its rich aroma and classic savory flavor, Genovese basil, a variety of Ocimum basilicum, is an indispensable herb in any kitchen garden.


  • Days to Maturity: Ready for initial harvest in just 36 days, with seeds maturing in 60 to 90 days.
  • Plant Characteristics: Grows up to 2 feet tall, producing large, 1-2 inch wide, dark green leaves.
  • Flavor Profile: Classic savory, non-sweet cultivar, ideal for creating robust, flavor-packed dishes without the minty notes found in other varieties.

Growing Guide:

  • Sowing: Plant seeds 1/2 inch deep in moist, fertile, well-drained soil. Ensure a spacing of 9-12 inches between rows.
  • Care: Prefers consistently moist soil and full sun exposure. Thrives in temperatures between 65-80°F.
  • Pest Management: Resistant to most pests, but watch for signs of rot and mildew in overly saturated soils.

Garden Benefits:

  • Genovese basil is not just a culinary star but also an excellent companion plant, known to deter pests in the garden.
  • With 7 to 8 potential cuttings, it’s a prolific producer, ensuring a steady supply of fresh basil throughout the growing season.

Culinary Uses:

  • A staple for authentic pesto, this variety is celebrated for its ability to enhance a variety of dishes with its bold, savory flavor.
  • Also useful in herbal teas for aiding digestion and providing relief from stomach discomfort.

Harvesting Tips:

  • Begin harvesting leaves as soon as the plant reaches a reasonable size, usually around 36 days. Regular harvesting encourages more growth.
  • For a year-round supply, freeze pesto in ice cube trays for easy use during winter.

About Genovese Basil Seeds:

  • A native to India, Africa, and Asia, now a global favorite, especially in temperate climates.
  • This variety is known for its therapeutic properties, including its use in herbal teas and as a natural remedy for various ailments.

Enjoy the lush growth and versatile uses of Genovese Basil in your garden, a must-have for every home chef and gardener.


Frequently Asked Questions About Genovese Basil

  1. What is the difference between basil and Genovese Basil? Genovese Basil is a specific cultivar of basil (Ocimum basilicum), renowned for its sweet, vibrant flavor and large, tender leaves. While “basil” can refer to any member of the Ocimum genus, Genovese Basil stands out for its distinct qualities, especially suited for Italian cuisine and making pesto, compared to other varieties which may have different flavors, leaf sizes, and growth habits.
  2. Is Genovese Basil easy to grow? Yes, Genovese Basil is relatively easy to grow and is well-suited for beginners. It thrives in warm, well-drained soil with plenty of sunlight. As with most basil varieties, it requires regular watering but does not do well in overly saturated soil. With basic care, Genovese Basil can grow abundantly in your garden or in containers.
  3. How do you germinate Genovese Basil seeds? To germinate Genovese Basil seeds, plant them about 1/4 inch deep in moist, well-drained soil. Ensure they receive plenty of sunlight and maintain a consistent temperature around 70°F. The seeds typically sprout within 5 to 10 days. Keep the soil moist but not waterlogged during the germination period.
  4. How many Genovese Basil seeds per hole? When planting Genovese Basil seeds, it’s best to sow 2-3 seeds per hole. This ensures a higher probability of germination and growth. Once the seedlings are a few inches tall, thin them out, leaving the strongest plant in each hole to allow ample space for growth. Thinly separated seedlings can be transplanted to other locations or pots.
Weight .4 oz

100 premium seeds in each packet.

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