Herb, Genovese Basil

Ocimum basilicum
$2.99 to $12.75
SKU: 0271A
  • Organic
  • Annual plants
  • Plants will grow to 18-24 inches
  • Sweet, fragrant leaves

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(O. basilicum) The classic large-leaved Italian sweet basil prized for its spicy flavor and wonderful aroma. Fragrant plants grow 18-24". This is the variety of choice for pesto. Annual.

Learn to Grow it

Direct Seed: 1/8" Deep

Germination: 5-30 Days

Thin: 4-6" Apart

Light: Full Sun



Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors when soil is warm and temperature does not drop below 65°F. Can also be started indoors 4-6 weeksbefore planting out. Make successive sowings for continuous summer supplies. Pinch back fl wer stalks as they appear to keep plants from bolting. Prefers rich well-drained soil..