In trials against other Italian basils, Genovese won us over with its early, vigorous growth and impressive 3” leaves. Highly aromatic and sweet, making it excellent for pesto as well as for fresh eating. Great for both greenhouse and outdoor production.
Days to Maturity: 70-85 days
Latin name: Ocimum basilicum
Life cycle: annual
Direct seed or transplant after last frost. Optimal
soil temperature is 70-90°. Seeding depth: 1/4”.
For large plants transplant at or thin to 12”.
For smaller plants seed and thin to 2-8”.
Row space: 12-18”.
All of our seed is Non-GMO and Certified Organic by Washington State Department of Agriculture. We grow the majority of our varieties here at Deep Harvest Farm on Whidbey Island while we purchase the rest from other small, organic Northwest seed growers. Finally, all of our offerings are open-pollinated (OP) so that you too can save and share seed from these plants!