Herb, Basil Genovese (organic)

Herb, Basil Genovese (organic)

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Mature in 60-70 days
Zones 2+
Full Sun 
Approx. 250 seeds per pack

(O. basilicum) This classic large-leaved Italian sweet basil, prized for its flavor and heady aroma, is a top pick for many cooks when making pesto. Fragrant plants grow 18-24" and produce densely branched plants when pinched back regularly. Can be chopped and frozen in olive oil for winter use. Annual.

Growing Instructions: 

Direct seed: Sow seeds 1/8" deep outdoors when soil is warm and temperature does not drop below 18C ( 65°F). Thin to at least 6" apart

Transplant: Can also be started indoors 4-6 weeks before planting out. Harden off. Space 6-12" apart. 

Make successive sowings for continuous summer supplies. Pinch back flower stalks as they appear to keep plants from bolting. Prefers rich well-drained soil.