- Similarly to Genovese basil this variety has an extra hint of sweetness with notes of anise or cloves.
Organic Sweet Basil Seeds. 85 Days. Annual. Ocimum basilicum. Non-GMO, Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth. Sweet basil is similar to Genovese basil but with an extra hint of sweetness with notes of anise or cloves. All basil varieties are members of the mint family and are among the most popular, versatile, and easy herbs to grow.