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Pacific Northwest Seeds - Basil - Genovese

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You will make perfect pesto every time with this variety! This is a very spicy taste just waiting to get out of the large, 2in (5cm) long, dark green leaves. A classic ingredient of Italian pesto, basil’s popularity comes from the refreshing, aromatic flavour of the leaves.

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Lightly feed with a general purpose fertilizer as too much can adversely affect the production of the essential oils responsible for flavour and aroma. Herbs that are grown for their leaves should not be allowed to flower as this will signal an end to vegetative growth.

Sow seeds outdoors in a sunny site in early June or start them inside and transplant after the danger of frost has passed.

  • Planting Depth: 6mm (1/4in)
  • Seed Spacing: 2.5cm (1in)
  • Row Spacing: 30cm - 45cm (12in - 18in)
    Light: Full / Partial Sun
    Days To Sprout: 15 - 18 days
    Days To Maturity: 80 - 90 days