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{"id":9970237064,"title":"Basil Seeds - Genovese","handle":"basil-genovese-seeds","description":"\u003cp\u003eNon-GMO, Heirloom Genovese Basil Herb Seed from True Leaf Market. Ocimum basilicum. As basil has many different types, Genovese Basil is a sweet cultivar that grows large dark-green leaves and is one of the most diverse and popular basil types when it comes to cooking. This essential basil is native to an Italian region called Genoa and is often used in pestos, tomato pastas, caprese salads and pizza. Genovese Basil matures as a compact bush with vigorous growth—producing a bold licorice spice mixed with sweet flavor, as it thrives with regular moisture. Genovese Basil is used for many medicinal benefits, such as treating depression with its strong scent and oils, aiding inflammation and even helping fight fevers.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.trueleafmarket.com\/pages\/the-herb-growing-guide-from-true-leaf-market\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDownload Free Herb Growing Guide PDF\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.trueleafmarket.com\/pages\/grow-basil\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eRead Full Basil Herb Growing Guide Instructions\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003eSelect a Different Use for This Seed:\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"profile-links\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/products\/basil-genovese-microgreens-seeds?variant=45197500168\"\u003e \u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2016\/2681\/files\/tlm-microgreens.png?4946520050077590398\"\u003e\u003cu\u003eMicrogreen\u003c\/u\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!--split--\u003e\n\u003ch2\u003eGenovese Basil Herb Garden Planting Seeds\u003c\/h2\u003e \n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eGenovese Basil Herb Days to Maturity:\u003c\/strong\u003e 60+(leaves) 90(seeds)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eGenovese Basil Hardiness Zones:\u003c\/strong\u003e 9-11 Perennial, 3-9 Annual\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eGenovese Basil Seed Planting Depth:\u003c\/strong\u003e 1\/4”\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eGenovese Basil Seed Plant Spacing:\u003c\/strong\u003e 15-18”\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eGenovese Basil Growth Habit:\u003c\/strong\u003e Upright\/compact bush\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eSoil Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e Rich and well-drained\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eTemp Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e Warmer\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eLight Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e Full sun\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePests\/diseases:\u003c\/strong\u003e Japanese beetles, slugs and aphids\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eGenovese Basil Herb Color:\u003c\/strong\u003e Large dark-green leaves, purple flowers\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eGenovese Basil Herb\/Seed Flavor:\u003c\/strong\u003e Fresh, sweet, bold licorice spice\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003ccenter\u003e\u003ch4\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.trueleafmarket.com\/pages\/grow-basil\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u0026gt; \u0026gt; \u0026gt; Read Full Basil Herb Growing Guide Instructions \u0026lt; \u0026lt; \u0026lt;\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\u003c\/center\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eGenovese Basil Growing Habits\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eNon-GMO Genovese Basil (Ocimum basilicum) plants grow 24-30” tall as compact bushes. Popular heirlooms such as Genovese Basil Herbs, produce into late summer with vigorous growth, developing large dark-green leaves. Your basil crop will reach ideal harvesting as they grow 2-3” leaves, but before they bloom. This type of sweet basil thrives with regular moisture and will continue to mature and give off a bold licorice scent with sweet flavor until the first frost arrives. By early fall, your Genovese Basil will provide purple flowers and begin to seed.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eBasil in general, is an ultimate hybrid herb with many different varieties. As basil is also ancient and diverse, it’s a challenge for gardeners to pin down a single native origin. Basil can be classified as either sweet or non-sweet. The popular types are considered sweet. For example, a cultivar that isn’t sweet would be clove basil. Genovese is a sweet basil type, but shouldn’t be confused with other Sweet Basil cultivars. \u003c\/p\u003e \n\n\u003ch3\u003eNon-Culinary Uses for Genovese Basil Herb Seed\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAs basil is one of the best herbs to grow when it comes to health, Genovese Basil plants can be made into natural cosmetic remedies such as soaps, fragrances and shampoo. The oils that come from their leaves are used to aid depression. You can also grow this sweet and spicy basil to hang dry and make sachets, as Genovese Basil provides many medicinal components which help regulate the nervous system.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\n\u003ch3\u003eCulinary Uses for Genovese Basil Herb Seed\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAs an heirloom basil that provides sweet and spicy licorice aroma, Genovese Basil is an ideal ingredient in many different types of cooking. From fresh Thai salads to warm tomato soups, pesto sauces and the popular margherita pizza—Genovese Basil is essential to any garden. As sweet basil varieties range in flavor, Genovese, also referred to as the “Italian Basil” thrives as a diverse herb. Genovese Basil is related to Sweet Basil, but their flavor differs, as Genovese provides a bolder flavor.\u003c\/p\u003e \n\n\u003ch3\u003eBenefits of Growing Genovese Basil Herb Seed\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAs basil is a natural insect repellent, this larger-sized basil variety also makes an ideal companion plant. Place your Genovese Basil in a container near your tomatoes in the summer for bold flavor, better growth and to help prevent pests.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\n\u003ch3\u003eGenovese Basil Seeds Per Package:\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e1 oz - Approximately 19,000 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e4 oz - Approximately 76,000 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e1 lb - Approximately 304,000 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e5 lbs - Approximately 1,520,000 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e25 lbs - Approximately 7,600,000 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\n\u003cdiv class=\"clear\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!--split--\u003e","published_at":"2017-06-26T11:58:44-06:00","created_at":"2017-06-26T11:58:56-06:00","vendor":"Mountain Valley Seed Co.","type":"Herb Seeds","tags":["60-69 Days","Annual","Basil","Full Sun","Green","Heirloom","Heirloom_web","Herb","herb_Basil","Non-GMO","Open Pollinated","Packet","Seeds","Warmer","Zone 10","Zone 11","Zone 4","Zone 5","Zone 6","Zone 7","Zone 8","Zone 9"],"price":249,"price_min":249,"price_max":29077,"available":true,"price_varies":true,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":31778320318579,"title":"2 Gram Packet","option1":"2 Gram Packet","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"48425","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":{"id":4480105775219,"product_id":9970237064,"position":1,"created_at":"2018-07-30T15:56:15-06:00","updated_at":"2020-06-22T10:47:20-06:00","alt":"Basil - 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Ocimum basilicum. As basil has many different types, Genovese Basil is a sweet cultivar that grows large dark-green leaves and is one of the most diverse and popular basil types when it comes to cooking. This essential basil is native to an Italian region called Genoa and is often used in pestos, tomato pastas, caprese salads and pizza. Genovese Basil matures as a compact bush with vigorous growth—producing a bold licorice spice mixed with sweet flavor, as it thrives with regular moisture. Genovese Basil is used for many medicinal benefits, such as treating depression with its strong scent and oils, aiding inflammation and even helping fight fevers.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.trueleafmarket.com\/pages\/the-herb-growing-guide-from-true-leaf-market\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDownload Free Herb Growing Guide PDF\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.trueleafmarket.com\/pages\/grow-basil\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eRead Full Basil Herb Growing Guide Instructions\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003eSelect a Different Use for This Seed:\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"profile-links\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/products\/basil-genovese-microgreens-seeds?variant=45197500168\"\u003e \u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2016\/2681\/files\/tlm-microgreens.png?4946520050077590398\"\u003e\u003cu\u003eMicrogreen\u003c\/u\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!--split--\u003e\n\u003ch2\u003eGenovese Basil Herb Garden Planting Seeds\u003c\/h2\u003e \n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eGenovese Basil Herb Days to Maturity:\u003c\/strong\u003e 60+(leaves) 90(seeds)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eGenovese Basil Hardiness Zones:\u003c\/strong\u003e 9-11 Perennial, 3-9 Annual\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eGenovese Basil Seed Planting Depth:\u003c\/strong\u003e 1\/4”\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eGenovese Basil Seed Plant Spacing:\u003c\/strong\u003e 15-18”\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eGenovese Basil Growth Habit:\u003c\/strong\u003e Upright\/compact bush\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eSoil Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e Rich and well-drained\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eTemp Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e Warmer\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eLight Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e Full sun\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePests\/diseases:\u003c\/strong\u003e Japanese beetles, slugs and aphids\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eGenovese Basil Herb Color:\u003c\/strong\u003e Large dark-green leaves, purple flowers\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eGenovese Basil Herb\/Seed Flavor:\u003c\/strong\u003e Fresh, sweet, bold licorice spice\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003ccenter\u003e\u003ch4\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.trueleafmarket.com\/pages\/grow-basil\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u0026gt; \u0026gt; \u0026gt; Read Full Basil Herb Growing Guide Instructions \u0026lt; \u0026lt; \u0026lt;\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\u003c\/center\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eGenovese Basil Growing Habits\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eNon-GMO Genovese Basil (Ocimum basilicum) plants grow 24-30” tall as compact bushes. Popular heirlooms such as Genovese Basil Herbs, produce into late summer with vigorous growth, developing large dark-green leaves. Your basil crop will reach ideal harvesting as they grow 2-3” leaves, but before they bloom. This type of sweet basil thrives with regular moisture and will continue to mature and give off a bold licorice scent with sweet flavor until the first frost arrives. By early fall, your Genovese Basil will provide purple flowers and begin to seed.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eBasil in general, is an ultimate hybrid herb with many different varieties. As basil is also ancient and diverse, it’s a challenge for gardeners to pin down a single native origin. Basil can be classified as either sweet or non-sweet. The popular types are considered sweet. For example, a cultivar that isn’t sweet would be clove basil. Genovese is a sweet basil type, but shouldn’t be confused with other Sweet Basil cultivars. \u003c\/p\u003e \n\n\u003ch3\u003eNon-Culinary Uses for Genovese Basil Herb Seed\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAs basil is one of the best herbs to grow when it comes to health, Genovese Basil plants can be made into natural cosmetic remedies such as soaps, fragrances and shampoo. The oils that come from their leaves are used to aid depression. You can also grow this sweet and spicy basil to hang dry and make sachets, as Genovese Basil provides many medicinal components which help regulate the nervous system.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\n\u003ch3\u003eCulinary Uses for Genovese Basil Herb Seed\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAs an heirloom basil that provides sweet and spicy licorice aroma, Genovese Basil is an ideal ingredient in many different types of cooking. From fresh Thai salads to warm tomato soups, pesto sauces and the popular margherita pizza—Genovese Basil is essential to any garden. As sweet basil varieties range in flavor, Genovese, also referred to as the “Italian Basil” thrives as a diverse herb. Genovese Basil is related to Sweet Basil, but their flavor differs, as Genovese provides a bolder flavor.\u003c\/p\u003e \n\n\u003ch3\u003eBenefits of Growing Genovese Basil Herb Seed\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAs basil is a natural insect repellent, this larger-sized basil variety also makes an ideal companion plant. 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Non-GMO, Heirloom Genovese Basil Herb Seed from True Leaf Market. Ocimum basilicum. As basil has many different types, Genovese Basil is a sweet cultivar that grows large dark-green leaves and is one of the most diverse and popular basil types when it comes to cooking. This essential basil is native to an Italian region called Genoa and is often used in pestos, tomato pastas, caprese salads and pizza. Genovese Basil matures as a compact bush with vigorous growth—producing a bold licorice spice mixed with sweet flavor, as it thrives with regular moisture. Genovese Basil is used for many medicinal benefits, such as treating depression with its strong scent and oils, aiding inflammation and even helping fight fevers.

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Genovese Basil Herb Garden Planting Seeds

  • Genovese Basil Herb Days to Maturity: 60+(leaves) 90(seeds)
  • Genovese Basil Hardiness Zones: 9-11 Perennial, 3-9 Annual
  • Genovese Basil Seed Planting Depth: 1/4”
  • Genovese Basil Seed Plant Spacing: 15-18”
  • Genovese Basil Growth Habit: Upright/compact bush
  • Soil Preference: Rich and well-drained
  • Temp Preference: Warmer
  • Light Preference: Full sun
  • Pests/diseases: Japanese beetles, slugs and aphids
  • Genovese Basil Herb Color: Large dark-green leaves, purple flowers
  • Genovese Basil Herb/Seed Flavor: Fresh, sweet, bold licorice spice

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Genovese Basil Growing Habits

Non-GMO Genovese Basil (Ocimum basilicum) plants grow 24-30” tall as compact bushes. Popular heirlooms such as Genovese Basil Herbs, produce into late summer with vigorous growth, developing large dark-green leaves. Your basil crop will reach ideal harvesting as they grow 2-3” leaves, but before they bloom. This type of sweet basil thrives with regular moisture and will continue to mature and give off a bold licorice scent with sweet flavor until the first frost arrives. By early fall, your Genovese Basil will provide purple flowers and begin to seed.

Basil in general, is an ultimate hybrid herb with many different varieties. As basil is also ancient and diverse, it’s a challenge for gardeners to pin down a single native origin. Basil can be classified as either sweet or non-sweet. The popular types are considered sweet. For example, a cultivar that isn’t sweet would be clove basil. Genovese is a sweet basil type, but shouldn’t be confused with other Sweet Basil cultivars.

Non-Culinary Uses for Genovese Basil Herb Seed

As basil is one of the best herbs to grow when it comes to health, Genovese Basil plants can be made into natural cosmetic remedies such as soaps, fragrances and shampoo. The oils that come from their leaves are used to aid depression. You can also grow this sweet and spicy basil to hang dry and make sachets, as Genovese Basil provides many medicinal components which help regulate the nervous system.

Culinary Uses for Genovese Basil Herb Seed

As an heirloom basil that provides sweet and spicy licorice aroma, Genovese Basil is an ideal ingredient in many different types of cooking. From fresh Thai salads to warm tomato soups, pesto sauces and the popular margherita pizza—Genovese Basil is essential to any garden. As sweet basil varieties range in flavor, Genovese, also referred to as the “Italian Basil” thrives as a diverse herb. Genovese Basil is related to Sweet Basil, but their flavor differs, as Genovese provides a bolder flavor.

Benefits of Growing Genovese Basil Herb Seed

As basil is a natural insect repellent, this larger-sized basil variety also makes an ideal companion plant. Place your Genovese Basil in a container near your tomatoes in the summer for bold flavor, better growth and to help prevent pests.

Genovese Basil Seeds Per Package:

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