Basil “Genovese” seeds


An improved Italian basil. Makes some awesome pesto. Best used fresh as cooking diminishes its flavour.


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An improved ‘Sweet Basil’ with a strong aroma with a hint of anise. Strong plants can be either grown in pots or straight in the garden. Companion plant with tomatoes as they need pretty much the same growing conditions. Basil (all types) are intolerant of wet cold soils, cool, and overly shaded locations. They love heat and good draining moist fertile soils. Temps below 10 C (50F) cause basil to stop growing in its tracks.

  • Seed Count: 200
  • Collection Date: Oct 2020
  • Hardiness Zone: annual
  • Height and Width: 45cm x 45cm
  • Germination test type: hand sort; germination 90%

How to grow Genovese Basil from seed:

Germination WILL NOT happen at temps less than 10C. Use a well draining humus rich soil/medium. Optimum germination temp 15C. Sow, mist well. Keep moist and warm. A clear plastic cover will improve success. Transplant at 4 true leaf stage into individual pots and grow on. Can be directly sowed, but do so only after night time temps are reliably above 10C (50F) otherwise your seeds will sit there.  Have you ever seen basil reseed itself? Neither have I, so wait until night temps are above 10C.




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Weight 3 g


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