There is nothing like the aroma of basil in the summer! Genovese has the traditional fragrance and flavor, making it excellent for almost any basil dish, especially pesto. One of the most useful herbs, it also has beautiful, edible flowers. In a warm, sunny window, basil can grow indoors in the winter! Plants grow up to 18″-24″ tall and 10″ wide. Prefers full to partial sun exposure. Botanical Interests’® Italian Genovese Basil Seeds are USDA Organic and verified by The Non-GMO Project.
This packet sows up to 1,385 ft.
Outdoors: Sow 1-2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 60°F, ideally 65°–85°F.
For Successive Sowings: Recommended 3-4 successive sowings every 3 weeks after initial sowing.
Indoors: Sow 4-6 weeks before transplanting outside. Transplant when your nighttime temperatures are above 50°F.
What is an heirloom seed?
An heirloom variety is one that has been passed down from generation to generation. Generally, the variety must have been around for at least 50 years. They are open-pollinated, which means they have been exposed to natural pollination methods like insects or winds. They aren’t hybrids or genetically modified.