Basil Seeds (Organic) - Genovese

Basil Seeds (Organic) - Genovese

Size Price Savings Quantity
Packet $6.29
1 Ounce $19.99
1/4 Pound $57.79 ($14.44/ounce) 28% Savings
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  • THE sweet basil to satisfy your pesto and caprese salad dreams
  • Open Pollinated, fast-growing annual
  • Widely considered the best basil for pesto!
  • Thrives in bright, sunny growing areas
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Life Cycle Annual
Planting Season Spring
Growth Habit Upright

Flavor Profile Sweet; Slightly Peppery; Hints of Clove and Mint; Anise
Plant Characteristics Easy to Grow & Maintain, Fast Growing
Use Container Garden, Culinary, Medicinal, Tea
Growing Conditions Commercial, Indoor, Outdoor
Harvest Advantages Dried, Microgreens, Sauce/Paste
Plant Resistance Deer

About Basil Seeds (Organic) - Genovese

Ocimum basilicum

Seed Type Open Pollinated Seed, Organic Seed

Organic Genovese Basil is for anyone who loves fresh pesto or bruschetta. That's you, right? 100% certified organic by the USDA, this basil produces large, gorgeous green leaves that should be a staple in your herb garden. It's a fast-growing annual that will likely become your newest culinary obsession if you've never grown it before.

Planting Information

Planting Basil Seeds (Organic) - Genovese

Planting Season Spring
Seed Prep Requires Light
Sowing Method Direct Sow, Start Indoors
Light Requirement Full Sun
Planting Depth 1/4 inch
Plant Spacing 10 inches
Water Needs Average
Hardiness Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Days to Maturity 60 to 90 days
View our Basil Planting Guide to learn more.


Amount Avg Seed Count Recommended Coverage
Packet 353 Up to 30 Sq. Ft
1 Ounce 20,000 Up to 150 Sq. Ft
1/4 Pound 80,000 Up to 600 Sq. Ft

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Companion Plants for Basil Seeds (Organic) - Genovese