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Basil, Genovese 
(100% Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO)

Genovese Basil is a classic! It's prized for being sweet with undertones of a spicy flavor. You can't beat it's aroma.   These plants grow anywhere from 18"-24" inches and is the variety of choice for making pesto and adding to pizzas. 

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0.25 inches deep

10"-12"

apart

14-21 days

65-85

degrees

after last frost

Up to  3 feet tall

Up to 3 feet wide 1


What is Genovese Basil?

The most commonly used basil variety for making pesto, you can harvest these leaves as soon as they are large enough to consume. Genovese basil is also known as "Sweet Basil" and a common ingredient to all Italian dishes. The leaves are spoon shaped, glossy and a dark green shade.   It grows best in organic-rich and well drained soil and is an easy to grow annual herb that thrives in areas that remain above 50 degrees Fahrenheit.  


Health Benefits of Genovese Basil

Genovese basil is a known health tonic for expecting mothers and when mixed with tea it increases lactation in mothers.  It is also a nerve tonic and young children are sometimes encouraged to chew on the leaves of basil because it stimulates brain cells and can increase memory.  

 


Ways to Consume Genovese Basil

The most popular use is in italian dishes and sauces, especially in genovese sauce and pesto. Genovese Basil goes great in caprese salads and on raw tomatoes for a light, healthy "summery" treat.  Mix basil leaves with olive oil and freeze in ice-cube trays for flavored oils when cooking.  

 

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