Basil 'Genovese'

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Common Name:
Ocimum basilicum
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Garden Height:
12-18 Inches
Garden Spread:
12-18 Inches
  • Great for sauces and pesto
  • Intense, spicy-sweet aroma
  • Pinch back flowers for the best harvest

Genovese Basil is a large leaf variety of sweet basil that is great in sauces and pesto. It has an intense, spicy-sweet aroma with a slight undertone of anise-like scent and taste.

Height: 12-18 inches
Spread: 12-18 inches

Uses: Culinary, Aromatic, Beverage

Homeowner Growing Tips: Pinch back flowers as they begin to form to keep a continual harvest of leaves.

Reviews (3)

  • Great Basil!

    Posted by Unknown on Oct 20th 2020

    We planted this in a pot and it enjoyed a sunny spot all summer long. In Maine the days are still quite sunny - even in late October - and we are still picking the last of the basil almost daily for cooking and as a garnish!