This is the quintessential Italian pesto basil, with a flavour that is sweet and peppery. Genovese basil was first bred in the Northwest coast of Italy, specifically the port town of Genoa. This is the preferred pesto basil for serious culinary types and is an incredibly easy to grow and adaptable variety, making this an excellent variety for home gardeners
When to Plant
Zone 1: September – January
Zone 2: September – February
Zone 3: Anytime
Zone 4: Anytime
Spacing: 20 – 25cm
Depth: 0 – 1cm
Position: Full sun
Soil: Free Draining with plenty of compost
How to Plant: Early in the season sow in trays, however once sufficiently warm sow directly into the garden near your tomatoes. Plant two seeds in each hole and water in. Keep moist, not wet, until germination.
Companion Plants: Tomatoes
Approximate no. of seeds: 200
Note: We source all of our seeds locally and in small batches to ensure they remain at their maximum viability for germination
The Little Veggie Patch Co (LVPC) is a business dedicated to helping people grow food and we believe it is something that everyone can do, regardless of your skill-set or space at your disposal. So no matter whether you live in an inner city apartment or a block of land in the sprawling suburbs, LVPC will have you growing your own produce in no time.