Genovese basil is best know for starring in classic pesto recipes and along-side garden-grown tomatoes in summer salad. Basil is a great companion plant, attracting pollinators to the garden. Garden tip: Plant basil as close to the kitchen as possible or in containers because you'll be making the trip to fetch basil all summer!
Origin: We brought the parent seed of our Genovese Basil back to our garden from Mercato di San Remo. This wonderful food market in the heart of San Remo, Italy has a wide range of local produce and Genovese Basil is always plentiful since the variety originated nearby along the Ligurian coast. Several of our seed varieties originated from this market (Borlotti beans, a few varieties of lettuce in our mix and Tromboncino squash). The kids’ grandparents live just across the border in Nice, France and we make a point of visiting the market in San Remo whenever we visit them.
(Approximately 100 seeds per packet)
Planting Instructions: sow in spring after frost when soil is at least 60 F. One seed 1/4" deep every 12" in full sun to part shade. Great for planting in containers!