Basil 'Sweet Genovese' Seeds
Ocimum basilicum 'Sweet Genovese'
Sweet basil seeds to grow and make fresh pesto.
The essential, aromatic, Basil. Sweet to taste with a delicate texture. Native to the Mediterranean, it has many culinary uses from pesto to savoury puddings; Basil runs the gamut in the kitchen.
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- Basil is said to be anti-inflammatory for digestion and helps cleanse your skin from within.
- Great for your garden health, repelling aphids and other garden pests.
- Grows fast in containers and you can be enjoying fresh herbs.
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About Basil 'Sweet Genovese'
Genovese basil is a variety of sweet basil that is native to Italy. Its vigorous, large leaves have a sweet, slightly spicy flavour. Genovese basil grows bright green, slightly crinkled leaves that can grow up to 8cm long. They are excellent for pesto, a caprese salad in the sun and other dishes that call for a big bunch of fresh basil leaves. In fact, Genovese basil uses are much the same as with any other sweet basil plant.
In The Records
Basil has been around for over 4,000 years. Throughout history, Basil was believed to have almost magical powers. It was used as an antidote for snake bites, and was believed to give strength during religious fasting.
|Features||Perfect for pots, gourmet herb and direct sunlight|
|Locations||Window box, balconies, containers and garden beds|
|Effort Level||Looks after itself|
|Botanical Name||Ocimum Basilicum 'Genovese'|
|Other Names||Basil + Kiss-Me-Nicholas|
|Pot Size||25 cm|
|Number of Seeds||300|
|Sowing Tips||Sow seeds directly in warm, damp well drained soil lightly covered. Keep in a sunny spot until germination.|
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