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BASIL - Genovese

BASIL - Genovese

OP Open Pollinated

(1000 seeds)

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Classic Italian basil adds zing to your cooking

Genovese basil is the classic choice for pesto or Genovese sauce. Its leaves are tender, and they’re bigger than those of many other basil varieties. Read More

Genovese basil is the classic choice for pesto or Genovese sauce. Its leaves are tender, and they’re bigger than those of many other basil varieties. It has a slightly sweet flavour with a hint of pepperiness. Because it takes longer to flower in hot weather, you should get an extended harvest season, and if you pinch out the buds, you extend your harvest still further.

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  • Product Details

    Common Name: BASIL - Genovese

    Seeds Per Packet: Approx 1000

    Days to Harvest: 50 days

    Watering: Medium

    Plant Spacing: 20cm

    Row Spacing: 40cm

    Companion Plants: Sweet peppers, Tomato

    Additional Features: Containers, Cuisine, Cut-and-Come-Again, Easy Care Plants, Edible

    Scientific Name: Ocimum basilicum

    Germination Time: 7-14 days

    Position/Sunlight: Full Sun

    Plant Height: 45cm

    Cool/Mountain Sow: After last frost

    Arid Sow: Sep

    Temperate Sow: All Year

    Sub-Tropical Sow: Sep-Jan

    Tropical Sow: Sep

  • Growing Information

    How to Sow

    Basil is amongst the easiest of plants to grow from seed. Almost every seed will germinate if treated well, so sow thinly. Just cover to a maximum of 5mm and keep constantly moist until they germinate. Then reduce watering a little. Protect from frost.

    How to Harvest

    The more you harvest your basil, the more it produces! Pinch out tips or trim them with scissors. Two young leaves and a tip bud will have the best aroma and flavour. Your plant will replace each tip with a pair of tips, so your harvest keeps growing! Pinch out flowers to prolong your harvest.

  • Reviews

    20 reviews For BASIL - Genovese

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 20 reviews
    75%
    (15)
    10%
    (2)
    5%
    (1)
    0%
    (0)
    10%
    (2)
    a
    annamaria

    All the seeds that I brought they sprouted only the basil didn’t, I planted all the same day. I think is a seeds problem.

    J
    Julia Roberts

    The Basil Genovese failed to germinate.

    G
    Glenn Evans
    Basil

    I have never had any germination problems with their seeds. If the seeds are stocked here I buy from here first.

    K
    Kyle Stephens

    High and fast germination

    A
    Anonymous

    this review has no content

How to Sow

Basil is amongst the easiest of plants to grow from seed. Almost every seed will germinate if treated well, so sow thinly. Just cover to a maximum of 5mm and keep constantly moist until they germinate. Then reduce watering a little. Protect from frost.

How to Harvest

The more you harvest your basil, the more it produces! Pinch out tips or trim them with scissors. Two young leaves and a tip bud will have the best aroma and flavour. Your plant will replace each tip with a pair of tips, so your harvest keeps growing! Pinch out flowers to prolong your harvest.

Common Name: BASIL - Genovese

Seeds Per Packet: Approx 1000

Days to Harvest: 50 days

Watering: Medium

Plant Spacing: 20cm

Row Spacing: 40cm

Companion Plants: Sweet peppers, Tomato

Additional Features: Containers, Cuisine, Cut-and-Come-Again, Easy Care Plants, Edible

Scientific Name: Ocimum basilicum

Germination Time: 7-14 days

Position/Sunlight: Full Sun

Plant Height: 45cm

Cool/Mountain Sow: After last frost

Arid Sow: Sep

Temperate Sow: All Year

Sub-Tropical Sow: Sep-Jan

Tropical Sow: Sep

20 reviews For BASIL - Genovese

Customer Reviews

Based on 20 reviews
75%
(15)
10%
(2)
5%
(1)
0%
(0)
10%
(2)
a
annamaria

All the seeds that I brought they sprouted only the basil didn’t, I planted all the same day. I think is a seeds problem.

J
Julia Roberts

The Basil Genovese failed to germinate.

G
Glenn Evans
Basil

I have never had any germination problems with their seeds. If the seeds are stocked here I buy from here first.

K
Kyle Stephens

High and fast germination

A
Anonymous

this review has no content

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