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~ about ~

Annual. There is nothing like the aroma of basil in the summer! This is the true, Italian pesto basil from the Genoa area of Italy, pesto capital of the world. Italian Genovese has a particularly strong fragrance and flavor, making it excellent for almost any basil dish, especially pesto. Edible flowers add charm to salads. A good container variety — grow indoors in the winter, in a warm, sunny location. 65+ organic seeds.

~ planting ~

When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after average last frost, and when temperatures are warm. Basil is very sensitive to frost. When to start inside: 6 to 8 weeks before planting outside. Successive sowings: Recommend 3 or 4 successive sowings every 3 weeks after initial sowing. Special sowing instructions: Easy to grow from seed. Must have warm temperatures; wait to sow until nighttime temperatures are above 50° F.


~ harvesting ~

Basil should be harvested before the plant flowers. The leaves have more flavor when harvested in the morning. The young, top leaves taste the best, and should be used fresh; the older leaves may be used for vinegar and pesto. Cut a few stems but never more than 1/3 of the plant. Wash stems, gently shake dry, and strip the leaves off the stem. If there is any chance of temperature dropping to 32° F, harvest crop immediately; basil is very frost sensitive.

~ additional instructions ~
- all seeds are heirloom, open-pollinated, organic & non-gmo (unless noted otherwise).
- detailed instructions are included with every seed package.
- inquire for discounts available on bulk quantities.

Organic Basil Italian Genovese Heirloom Herb Seeds

$2.00

Overview

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  • Materials: organic seeds, earth, sun, water, recycled paper
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