Basil Seeds | Genovese
Genovese basil seed ~ 300 seeds
A large leaf, Italian variety of basil with soft green stems and shiny green leaves. Genovese is beautifully aromatic, spicy flavoured and a popular basil variety for pesto.
Pesto, Pizza, Bruschetta… mmm… yum. Basil is an icon of Italian cooking.
Genovese Basil is large leaf, Italian heirloom variety with soft green stems and shiny green leaves.
Genovese is beautifully aromatic, spicy flavoured and very productive.
Due to its abundance, Genovese is a popular basil variety for pesto.
Our tips on how to grow basil from seed:
Sow seeds fortnightly throughout summer for an endless supply of basil
Pick regularly to prevent bolting (going to seed).
Genovese Basil seeds
Basil is an easy herb to plant from seed and is a staple of many summer vegetable and herb gardens. Easily grown in both pots and open garden spaces, its zesty basil flavour is perfect for jazzing up salads, sauces and is best friends with tomatoes!
As a proud member of the Lamiaceae family, basil not only adds flavour to your dishes but also attracts essential pollinators with its white and green flower spikes. Unlock the full potential of your basil by regularly planting seeds and harvesting regularly to promote new and robust growth.
Basil seed is best planted from spring to early autumn at a depth of 5mm, with plants spaced at 30cm apart in a full sun position. For optimal germination of basil seed, ensure your soil is between 18°C and 35°C and kept moist at all times.
- Seed depth - 5mm
- Plant spacing - 30cm
- Soil germination temperature - 18°C and 35°C
- Plant in - Full Sun