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British Genovese Basil
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British Genovese Basil

A Superior Basil Variety

  • A superior basil variety
  • Fragrant, dark-green plants grow 24-36 in. tall
  • Perfect for Italian-inspired recipes and pesto
  • Ideal for borders, herb gardens and containers
  • More resistant to cold weather than other types
This breakthrough basil is more resistant to cold weather than other types, yet holds well in the garden all summer long. Its wonderfully distinct aroma is essential in pestos, sauces, soups and more! Annual. 80 DAYS.



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  • Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum 'Genovese'
  • Height: 24 - 36 inches.
  • Spacing: 18 inches between mature plants.
  • Depth: 1/8 inch.
  • Spread: 12 - 18 inches.
  • Light Required: Full sun to partial shade.
  • Foliage: Dark green foliage. Spicy fragrance and flavor.
  • Blooms: Summer
  • Days To Maturity: 75-80 days
  • Zone: 3 - 9 annual.
  • Germination: 5 - 7 days at 68-75 degrees F.
  • Form: Annual
  • Soil Requirements: Well-drained soil.
  • Growth Rate: Moderate growth rate.
  • Seed Count: Approximately 150 seeds per packet.
  • Pruning: Pinch back to encourage a bushy plant. Be careful not to remove too many leaves from one stem of young plants.
  • Comments: Your house will smell like home when you use this old-fashioned basil in your favorite dishes. Fragrant, dark-green plants are perfect for any Italian-inspired dish, especially pesto! Shade plants in warmer weather to keep your crop vibrant and healthy. 70 days to maturity. Half Hardy Annual sowin in early spring and given protection. Most HHA's are frost-tender and must not be planted outdoors until all danager of frost has passed. Ideal soil is well-drained and likes full to partial sun.

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