Genovese Basil is known for its large, tender, fragrant leaves. This sweet basil is preferred for pesto and is great for bruschetta. Our Basil seed-balls should sprout in 8-14 days and while it may be slow to grow at first but will take off once it has the first few sets of leaves. Harvest by picking a few leaves for your salad or recipe, or by cutting the stems above the bottom 4 sets of leaves. To encourage growth pinch off flowers as they develop.
Like all our veggies, these are non-GMO.
- Pick a spot that gets good sun.
- Plant after the risk of frost, but before the end of May.
- Sow basil seed balls 12 inches apart.
- Water when the soil gets dry.
- Harvest basil leaves as you need and allow to grow for additional harvests. When basil comes into flower, remove blossoms, or harvest at once for pesto or to dry.