Herb Description: Genovese Basil is widely regarded as the best for pesto and garlic-flavored dishes! Plants grow 20 to 30” and may yield up to 7 or 8 cuttings each! Medium dark green leaves average 2 to 3” in length and have a strong spicy fragrance and taste. Slow to bolt! Average water needs. Water regularly, but do not over water.
Herb Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum
Other Common Names: Ocimum basilicum 'Genova'
Herb Duration: Annual
Days to Herb Maturity: 68
Herb Seeds Per Oz: 16000
Herb Height: 24” to 48”
Herb Spacing: 18” to 24”
Herb Planting: Sow seeds indoors before last frost, or direct sow seeds outside after last frost. Plant seeds just under soil surface, and water.
Herb Seed Saving: Allow seed heads to dry on plants; then remove heads, break them open, and collect seeds. Clean and dry the seeds before storage in cool dry conditions.
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