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Basil 'Large Sweet Genova' | Vintage Heirloom Seeds
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Basil 'Large Sweet Genova' | Vintage Heirloom Seeds

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Ocimum basilicum

This Genovese basil was bred near the port town of Genova in Italy and is the preferred basil for serious culinary types who love their pesto. Sweet and peppery, it is very easy to grow, making it an excellent choice for the home gardener. Requires full sun and grows best in humus-rich, free-draining soil.

How to plant:

Sow in trays in early season or once sufficiently warm, sow directly into the garden. Plant two seed in each hole and water in. Keep moist, but not wet, until germination.  

When to plant: 

Cool climate: September-January

Temperate: September-February 

Subtropical: Anytime 

Tropical: Anytime

Spacing: 20-25cm

Depth: 0-1cm 

Approximate number of seed in packet: 200

Please note we are unable to ship to Western Australia