Basil - Genovese - Microgreens Seeds


12-16 days. Use micro basil in place of regular basil in any recipe, for extra intense basil flavor. Micro basil pesto is amazing. Keep damp with regular misting until sprouted and the roots are established.

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Basil - Genovese - Microgreens Seeds 

Growing Directions:

Genovese Basil is a mucilaginous seed, meaning that it develops a jelly-like coating when it gets wet. Mist more frequently to keep the coating moist. Grows very well hydroponically and does better in well-lit conditions, but it is a slower grower. You may experiment with harvest times past 10 days. Genovese basil is a beautiful green color with an interesting shape that makes for a colorful garnish. Micro basil does not grow tall, so you will need to harvest close to the root line and rinse well. Micro basil seeds are among the more expensive seeds, but are worth it for their intense basil flavor.

***Note: Although we have indicated the specific medium that this particular seed prefers, you can still experiment with either Hydroponic or Soil mediums. Results may vary.

For more detailed instructions on growing, as well as some troubleshooting and tips, please visit our Soil Growing Directions page or our Hydroponic Growing Directions page


As can be seen from the nutrition information above - basil contains so many different nutritional benefits! It's not just a great tasting addition to your cooking. A few of the health benefits include:

  • Full of antioxidants that reduce free radicals, which aids in cancer prevention
  • Antibacterial and antimicrobial properties - which combat infection and viruses
  • Reduces stress

Seeds per Package:

  • 1 oz - Approximately 19,000 seeds
  • 4 oz - Approximately 76,000 seeds
  • 1 lb - Approximately 304,000 seeds
  • 5 lb - Approximately 1,520,000 seeds
  • 25 lb - Approximately 7,600,000 seeds

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