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Basil 'Genovese' (Sweet Basil)
Basil 'Genovese' (Sweet Basil)
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Our Price: $5.95
ZONE: Annual
EXPOSURE: Full Sun
SIZE: 24"H x 12"S
BLOOM: White, Summer
POT SIZE: 1 PINT 28.86 CU IN.

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Sweet Basil Plants (Genovese)

Ocimum basilicum

Basil 'Genovese', also called Sweet Basil, is one of the most popular herb plants that we offer. We grow a lot of different basil plants and this is a favorite for authentic Italian basil flavor and aroma - it is often used to make traditional pesto. It is a must for your culinary herb gardening efforts.

Culturally, Genovese Basil is important to Italian cuisine, and traditionally was a symbol of love throughout Italy. When women were preparing for courtship, many would place a potted Genovese outside of their door to signal suitors that they were receptive to their calls. In India, it is considered a sacred herb, and is often dedicated to Vishnu and Krishna.

Sweet Genovese Basil Plants

A hugely popular culinary herb, the tall and relatively slow to bolt stems on this basil plant bear dark green leaves about 3" long. This is a wonderful pesto basil and our Italian Cuisine Kit is a great starter set for the ambitious chef!

Basil is also a fantastic companion plant and natural pest repellent. Check out Briscoe's Tips to learn what not to plant near your Basil and how you can use it to keep mosquitoes away this summer!

Features
Zone: Annual

Size
: 24"H X 12"S

Light: Full Sun

Bloom: White, Summer

Uses: Edible aromatic foliage, dark green leaves about 3" long. Yields abundant leaves with authentic Italian basil flavor that tastes great in a pesto sauce. Easy to grow in containers or outdoors.

Tips: As with most varieties of basil, they love the sun and cannot tolerate cold. If you are keeping it indoors to extend its growing season, make sure it gets lots of light and adequate, but not excessive water. Pinch the flowering tops down to the first set of leaves, or first node, to prolong its usefulness in the kitchen.

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Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 11 Write a review.

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I am happy April 30, 2019
Reviewer: Zitlali Pineda from San Antonio, TX United States  
I ordered Basil Genovese, The plants arrived healthy in their own pots with labels. I’ll definitely order plants from them again.

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ordered 2, 1 DOA April 30, 2019
Reviewer: Cheri Quincy from Santa Rosa, CA United States  
Everything else arrived in good shape, as always.  But one of the basil plants just wasn't into survival. Leaf curl, brown patches...  I'd send a picture but can't get it to attach. The other one looks ok.

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Sweet basil April 30, 2019
Reviewer: Sylvia Brice from Charlotte, NC United States  
Plant arrived with good root and is growing as expected.

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Better plants at local supermkt April 30, 2019
Reviewer: Gil Ortale from Philadelphia, PA United States  
Delivery slow as all get out. Plants avg health.  Price + shipping well above average

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Strong Plant April 30, 2019
Reviewer: Michael from Onancock, VA United States  
Packaged Well. Great roots and strong plant. Doubled in size in a week. Already used a few leaves in my pasta sauce. Yummy.

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