Organic Basil, Genovese


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Organic Basil, Genovese (36 days)

Vigorous, tall growing, large leaved basil that is a must in any pesto. Can grow up to 2' tall with leaves 1-2" wide. During the summer when we have a surplus of basil we will make our pesto, freeze it in ice cube trays and then remove them to store in a freezer container. This is a perfect way to get pesto even during the dreariest days of winter.

Sarah @ Super says...
"Ocimum basilicum 'Genovese' is an annual native to India, Africa, and Asia. One of the most popular herbs, it is now cultivated in all temperate climates throughout the world. Of all the basils to grow, and there are about 150 varieties, Genovese basil is one of the best because it yields 7 to 8 cuttings and makes the best pesto."

Basil can be easy to grow and preserve for later use. It even has companion plantings. Learn how to use it in many delicious recipes. All in this little book for $3.99

"Try a cup of basil tea as an after dinner drink to aid digestion and expel gas. Basil tea is also good for stomach cramps and vomiting. An extract from the seeds has been shown to have an antibacterial effect. Combine it with wood betony and skullcap for nervous conditions or with elecampane and hyssop for coughs. Rub leaves on insect bites to reduce itching."

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Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Zinnias and Basil!!

Wonderful plants! Very good strong basil seedlings and the Zinnias stop every guest to my home in their tracks!

Great service and seeds

I received my seeds on time and they are growing nicely.

New Zealand clover

I ordered from this company three times. Each time I received each order timely, and found it very easy and convenient to to use the website. My clover is just starting to come up, so I can't comment on how it is, except that it germinated evenly where I wanted it, on soil that had sandy and clay areas.


Seeds came quick planted and all growing well thanks for lettuce seeds using for my Herb Garden kitsp