Genovese Basil Seed Pack
Hundreds of years ago, Genovese villagers selected this basil for making pesto. Genovese basil features large, thick, deep green leaves on sturdy plants. Also delicious in stews, soups, and sautés.
-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.
-Days to germination: 4-10 days. Days to maturity: 68 days.
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