Organic Genovese Sweet Basil Seeds

  • USDA Organic

Ocimum basilicum

This heirloom variety is the classic pesto basil with concentrated flavor and fine, sweet fragrance. Uniform with medium large leaves, the plants are slow to go to seed which means a longer harvest.

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Plant Size : 6 -8 inches

Hardiness : Tender Annual

Sun : Full

Seed Planting Depth : 0.25"

Days to Harvest : 70 days

Good For Container : Yes

Heirloom size: Heirloom

Easy to Grow: Yes

Water: Moderate

Days to Germination: 7 - 14 Days

Plant spacing with in a row: 6" - 12"

Edible Flower : Yes

Grow Guide Conditions:


Aromatic basil is a perfect companion plant with tomatoes. It is a warm season crop and is best started indoors 4-6 weeks before your last frost date.

Grow Guide Seed:


Plant seeds ¼ inch deep and place on a heating mat or in a warm place (optimum soil temperature is 70-90°F). Transplant 12 inches apart, or in containers. It can be direct seeded outdoors throughout the summer to keep you in fresh pesto!
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