Genovese Organic Basil Seeds 4075. Heirloom Herb. Approx. 250 seeds/pkt (500 seeds/gram)
A spicy basil flavour and aroma perfect for pesto. Large 5cm (2in) dark green leaves. Performs well in containers indoors and out, and is slow to bolt in the heat of summer. Annual.
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Sow seed outdoors in mid-to-late May then every two weeks through August, or start them inside and transplant after the danger of frost has passed. Basil can be grown indoors on a sunny window or under lights during the winter. Indoor Genovese Basil plants do reasonably well if provided with enough bright light. Outdoors, Genovese Basil is a low-maintenance plant and prolific – all you really need to do is provide water when necessary. Lightly feed with a general-purpose fertilizer as too much can adversely affect the production of the essential oils responsible for flavour and aroma. Basil plants are grown for their leaves and flower clusters.
|Days to Emergence
||8 - 12
|Days to Harvest||40 - 50
|Degree of Difficulty||Easy|
|Frost Tolerance||Killed by Frost|
|Height||Medium (30 - 45cm)|
|Organic Status||Certified Organic|
|Propagation||Start Indoors or Sow Direct Late Spring|