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Basil Seeds - Genovese

Basil Seeds - Genovese

Size Price Savings Quantity
Packet $4.49
1 Ounce $10.49
1/4 Pound $23.09 45% Savings
1 Pound $54.59 67% Savings
5 Pounds $184.79 ($2.30/ounce) 78% Savings
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  • Great for use in pesto and salads
  • 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 Rich and Bold with Notes of Clove and Mint
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 - Genovese

Ocimum basilicum

Seed Type Open Pollinated Seed

Though its name and its reputation are as Italian as it gets, many find it interesting that the cultivar we call Genovese Basil actually hails from Asia and North Africa, and then made its way north and west centuries ago. Genovese Basil today is considered by all to be the superior basil for making the tastiest pesto in the world. Plant these Genovese Basil seeds in a sunny spot and enjoy a tasty harvest of one of the world's favorite herbs.

Planting Information

Planting Basil Seeds - 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
1 Pound 320,000 Up to 2,500 Sq. Ft
5 Pounds 1,600,000 Up to 12,500 Sq. Ft

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Companion Plants for Basil Seeds - Genovese