Originally from the Genoa province in Italy, it is the primary ingredient in “Pesto alla Genoese,” a traditional Genoese sauce. This classic sweet basil of Italy is the very best for making pesto. Beautiful dark green leaves, excellent flavor and slow to bolt.
Epic origin: Genoa, Italy
Planting Instructions: Sow shallowly in cells or small pots. Transplant to garden after all danger of frost, every 4-8 inches in rows 18-24 inches apart. For a continuous supply of leaves harvest plants by pinching off tops at each node.
Germinate: 7-14 days
Harvest: 70 days