BASIL GENOVESE SEED

BASIL GENOVESE SEED

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BASIL GENOVESE

Description
Heirloom Herb. Genovese Basil seeds are a great addition to any herb garden. You will make perfect pesto every time with this very popular basil variety! There is a very spicy taste just waiting to get out of the large, 5 cm (2″) long, luscious looking dark green leaves. This variety is quite slow to bolt.

How to Grow
600 seed/gram. Do not rush planting. As Basil loves warm soil and warm temperatures, it will languish if temperatures are below 15 C (60 F). Sow seed directly outdoors in a sunny site with average soil in late May and June. Plant seed 4 mm (3/16″) deep and 6 mm (1/4″) apart. Thin to 25-30 cm (10-12″) apart in the garden. Seed can also be started indoors in a soil-less mix 4-6 weeks before last frost date. Keep temperature at 21 C (70 F) for the 7-10 day germination period, then grow on at the same temperature before hardening off and transplanting outside after the danger of all frost has passed.

LIFECYCLE
Annual

PROPAGATION
Start Indoors for an Earlier Crop or Sow Direct

DAYS TO EMERGENCE
7 to 12

LIGHT
Full Sun

GROWTH HABIT
Bushy

FROST TOLERANCE
Killed by Frost

DAYS TO HARVEST
45

DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY
Easy

HERITAGE
Open Pollinated

FAMILY NAME
Lamiaceae

LATIN
Ocimum basilicum

SUGGESTED USES
A must for pesto, Seasoning for sauces, soups and stews.