Common Name   Genovese Basil – Sweet Basil

Botanical Name:    Ocimum  basilicum


Season:                          Annual Herb

Height:                          18” – 24”

Bloom Season:              Summer

Light Required:            Full Sun

Depth:                           1/8” – 1/4”

Moisture:                       Moist, well drained

Plant Spacing:              12” – 15”

Germination Time:       10-14 Days DO NOT exposed to the last spring frosts

Germination % Test    85%

Easy to Grow!!

This Basil is great for Pesto!!!

Genovese basil is one of the best because it yields 7 to 8 cuttings and makes the best pesto.

This is a great herb for cooking! Genovese Basil can also be used in teas, potpourri and can be used for essential oils. Rub crushed leaves on insect bites to reduce itching.

Plant Basil to repel garden pests naturally including aphids, mites and tomato hornworm.!!!

Did you know that Basil is loaded with antioxidants?

There are many herbalists that use Basil as a natural remedy. A drop on the sleeve can be inhaled for mental fatigue.

Tomatoes make great neighbors for basil plants in the garden.


All of our seeds have been hand processed, packaged and tested for germination rates. We package our seeds in padded envelopes for added protection. The seed will arrive in plastic bags that can be resealed for your convenience.


We cannot guarantee the rate of germination will match what we have tested at due to individual growing environments.  If you need additional information about growing our seeds please email us. All seeds are labeled with growing information.