Hundreds of years ago, Genovese villagers selected this basil for making pesto. It features large, thick, deep green leaves on sturdy plants. No time for pesto tonight? Not to worry: this variety is also the ideal basil for stews, soups, and sautés. Buon appetito!
Materials: seeds in a paper packet
Made by: Hudson Valley Seed Company
Made in: New York, USA
Use: Direct sow after frost, or start indoors up to 1 month before last frost date. For young, tender basil plants, space 2" apart; for bigger, heartier plants space 8-12" apart. To have fresh basil the whole season, start in succession at one-month intervals. Pinch off tallest growth in order to keep basil from flowering; flavor becomes too strong once in bloom. Good for garden or container plantings.
Days to Germination4-10 days Days to Maturity68 days Planting Depth¼" Spacing in Row2-12" Spacing Between Rows12-24" Height at Maturity12-24" Width at Maturity12" Sun PreferenceFull Sun
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