Hudson Valley Seed Company

Genovese Basil Herb

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

Specifications: 250 seeds

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.

Further Reading: 

Days to Germination 4-10 days
Days to Maturity 68 days
Planting Depth ¼"
Spacing in Row 2-12"
Spacing Between Rows 12-24"
Height at Maturity 12-24"
Width at Maturity 12"
Sun Preference Full Sun

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