Basil - Italian Genovese
The Basil Genovese Italian, 'Ocimum basilicum', is widely grown in Italy. Genovese basil has a strong basil flavor and aroma and is a favorite for pesto. There is nothing like the smell of basil. Basil is the smell of summer. Genovese basil will not disappoint the basil lover. It has a particularly strong fragrance and flavor making it excellent for almost any basil dish. Basil has been used for centuries by cooks around the world. Basil is used in salads; with meats, seafood, eggs and cheeses; in soups and breads; and to season vinegars and oils.
Plant 1 to 2 weeks after the last average frost date. Place the Basil seeds in well drained soil with lots of organic matter. After 4 to 6 weeks of growth, pinch top to force side growth and prevent early flowering. Cut off any flower stems that appear. Basil should be harvested before the plant flowers. This packet contains 1-160 foot row of seeds. Thats a lot of basil.