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Basil Seeds (Organic) - Genovese

Basil Seeds (Organic) - Genovese

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Packet $5.99
1 Ounce $18.99
1/4 Pound $54.99 ($13.74/ounce) 28% Savings
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  • THE sweet basil to satisfy your pesto and caprese salad dreams
  • Open Pollinated, fast-growing annual
  • Widely considered the best basil for pesto!
  • Thrives in bright, sunny growing areas
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Life Cycle Annual
Planting Season Spring
Growth Habit Upright
Seeds per Packet 500 mg

Plant Characteristics Easy to Grow & Maintain, Fast Growing
Use Container Garden, Culinary, Medicinal, Tea
Growing Conditions Commercial, Indoor, Outdoor
Harvest Advantages Dried, Microgreens, Sauce/Paste
Plant Resistance Deer

About Basil Seeds (Organic) - Genovese

Ocimum basilicum

Seed Type Open Pollinated Seed, Organic Seed

Though its name and its reputation are as Italian as it gets, many find it interesting to note that the cultivar that we call Genovese Basil actually hails from Asia and North Africa, and then made its way north and west centuries ago. Genovese Basil today is considered by all to be the superior basil for making the tastiest pesto in the world. Plant these 100% organic Genovese Basil seeds in a sunny spot and enjoy a tasty harvest of one of the world's favorite herbs.

Planting Information

Planting Basil Seeds (Organic) - Genovese

Planting Season Spring
Seed Prep Requires Light
Sowing Method Direct Sow, Start Indoors
Light Requirement Full Sun
Planting Depth 1/4 inch
Plant Spacing 10 inches
Water Needs Average
Hardiness Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Days to Maturity 60 to 90 days
View our Basil Planting Guide to learn more.


Recommended Coverage
Packet Up to 30 Sq. Ft
1 Ounce Up to 150 Sq. Ft
1/4 Pound Up to 600 Sq. Ft

Companions Plants

Companion Plants for Basil Seeds (Organic) - Genovese