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Basil 'Genovese' (Sweet Basil)
Basil 'Genovese' (Sweet Basil)
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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: 15 Write a review.

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Excellent Variety June 18, 2019
Reviewer: Linda C from flemington, NJ United States  
My favorite basil variety with a perfect taste for all my Italian dishes and then some! They mailed it out quickly and the plant looked beautiful when it arrived and it grew 2 inches already and is thriving! thank you for your excellent service and variety of plants to choose from.

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Ordered multiple herbs June 18, 2019
Reviewer: Kathleen from HERMITAGE, PA United States  
I received tarragon, oregano, basil, bay and chives.  All arrived in very good condition.  The bay started looking a little off after a couple of weeks.  I emailed to ask for recommendations and received a reply back in a matter of hours.  As I suspected,  we've had a ton of rain and it was too wet.  I brought it in and it's doing much better.  I really appreciated the quick response.  

I will be buying from these folks again next year!

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Working on it June 18, 2019
Reviewer: Linda Mooney from WILEY, CO United States  
Looked very poor when I got it.  Just now starting to show signs of just might make it.

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Great fragant herb June 3, 2019
Reviewer: Mary Anne Didelis from Philadelphia, PA United States  
The plants came in fresh. They planted easily and are already in full bloom. They are just great in every thing you cook!

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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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