Genovese Basil (Ocimum basilicum) This annual herb is the traditional large-leaved Italian sweet basil, celebrated for its flavour and notable fragrance. Densely branched plants that can be pinched back throughout the season, Genovese Basil is also very attractive to honeybees and wild pollinators. Use as a companion plant alongside tomatoes for enhanced flavour. Can also be chopped and frozen in olive oil for use through the winter months.
65-70 days to maturity
75 seeds per packet $4.45
Planting Instructions: Start indoors and transplant. Sow seeds 1/4 inch deep and keep under bright light to avoid damping off. Transplant outdoors in June or plant in pots to keep indoors.