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Genovese Basil Seeds (Organic)

Genovese Basil Seeds (Organic)

Great for Making Pesto!

Basil - Genovese - Ocimum basilicum

Tender Annual Heirloom. This classic Italian basil is most often used for making pesto. It has a sweet fragrance and is slow to bolt. Its large, green leaves average 2" long.

Did You Know? Basil is rich in vitamin K and beta-carotene, natural anti-inflammatory ingredients.

Soil Temperature: 75-85°F
Planting Depth: 1/4"
Germination: 5-11 Days
Height At Maturity: 12"-20"
Days To Maturity: 65-75 Days
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 8"-10"
Approx Seeds per Pack: 250 Seeds

 

For more information, please enjoy our Resource Guide for planting and growing herbs.

USDA Certified Organic
Quantity Discounts for Genovese Basil Seeds (Organic)
Buy 10 for $4.27 each
Buy 25 for $4.04 each
$4.49
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Description

Basil - Genovese - Ocimum basilicum

Tender Annual Heirloom. This classic Italian basil is most often used for making pesto. It has a sweet fragrance and is slow to bolt. Its large, green leaves average 2" long.

Did You Know? Basil is rich in vitamin K and beta-carotene, natural anti-inflammatory ingredients.

Soil Temperature: 75-85°F
Planting Depth: 1/4"
Germination: 5-11 Days
Height At Maturity: 12"-20"
Days To Maturity: 65-75 Days
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 8"-10"
Approx Seeds per Pack: 250 Seeds

 

For more information, please enjoy our Resource Guide for planting and growing herbs.

Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply brand seeds are guaranteed to germinate. Once the seeds have sprouted, please understand that Peaceful Valley cannot be held responsible for the many uncontrollable growing and climatic conditions that must be met to ensure the success of your crop(s). Peaceful Valley brand vegetable seeds are all non-GMO and Certified Organic.
Buy with confidence and plant the best!

Shipping Information

Ships from Northern CA.

Shipping Weight: 0.01 lb

Dimensions: 4.5"L x 3.25"W x 0.1"H

Features

  • Attracts Bees/Butterflies
  • Does Not Require Support
  • Edible Flower
  • Fragrant
  • Heirloom
  • Requires Summer Water

Characteristics

Organic Status: Certified Organic Product
Approximate Harvest Time : Summer-Fall
Growth Habit : Bush
Life Cycle : Tender Annual
Plant Usage : Attracts Bees/Butterflies
Plant Usage : Culinary Herb
Planting Time : Spring
Planting Time : Summer
Seed Unit Sizes : Seed Pack
Soil pH : 6.1 - 6.5
Starting Location : Start Indoors & Transplant
Sun Requirements : Full Sun
Useful Plant Part : Leaves

Planting & Care

Soil & Water: Plant in full sun in well-draining soil. Basil does not require fertile soil, however it performs best when organic matter is added. Provide even water throughout development.

Planting & Growing: Start seeds indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost, or sow directly once soil temperatures have reached at least 70°F. Pinch ends during development for a bushy plant. Basil will not perform below 50°F; pot indoors during winter for a year-round supply.

Harvesting & Storage: Regular harvesting will keep production high. Use leaves fresh or frozen. Remove flower stalks to extend harvest. Be sure to make the last harvest prior to first frost.

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Guarantee

Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply brand vegetable seeds are guaranteed to germinate. Once the seeds have sprouted, please understand that Peaceful Valley cannot be held responsible for the many uncontrollable growing and climatic conditions that must be met to ensure the success of your crop(s).

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Sandra
Very happy!

I'm in Zone 10b and this was my first time growing basil. The seeds sprouted great and the plants are a huge producer. It was one of the easiest plants I ever grew.

K
Kurtis
Great taste!

Grew well if direct sown in Zone 9a! Must protect in Winter.

D
Drea
A favorite variety!

I buy a few packs of these every year. They always do well in my garden, and they make THE best pesto!

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Alec
Big leaves if you space them out

This is some delicious basil! Seeds sprout quickly, and plants are very productive. The first time I planted these seeds I put them very close together, and the leaves didn't grow very large. Then I spaced them out a lot more, and the size difference was substantial! I even harvest the seeds to continue planting. With good spacing, good soil, enough water, and lots of sun, these plants really produce!

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TRACY STRINGFELLOW
Genovese Basil

I have purchased this same Basil for over 5 years and am always happy with it. I can get at least 2 cuttings off of the plants. I use it for food and I also distill it in copper pots. Very fragrant and love the flavor.

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