Sweet Genovese Basil


The classic Italian sweet basil, prized for its large leaves, wonderful aroma and spicy flavor.  This is the best choice for making pesto.  Plants will grow 18-24″ tall.  Make successive sowings for a steady supply and be sure to dry or freeze some for winter use.  Annual.

SKU: OCI-1264 Categories: , Tags: , , , ,

Additional information

Seed Type


Latin Name:

Ocimum basilicum


5-10 days


70 days

Life Cycle



Full Sun

Planting Method:

Direct sow when soil has warmed. Or start indoors 6 weeks before planting out.

Planting Depth:



Sow 2-3 seeds per inch. Thin plants to 4-8" apart when seedlings are 2" tall. Rows 18" apart.

Seed Count

+/- 18,700 per ounce; 299,500 per pound

Satisfaction Guarantee

A.P. Whaley Seed Company is committed to your satisfaction. We pride ourselves in offering only the highest quality seeds: those free of GMOs, noxious weeds and other invasive species, and produced by growers that are supportive of sustainable agricultural practices.  Limitation of Liability:  The sole remedy for loss or damages shall be limited to the purchase price of the seed.  Shipping charges are not refundable. Under no circumstances will A. P. Whaley LLC be liable for consequential damages.  All claims must be submitted to A. P. Whaley LLC in writing no more than 30 days from the date of purchase.

Wholesale Customers

For wholesale pricing and availability, please contact our office at (608) 437-9081.


There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Sweet Genovese Basil”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

error: Alert: Content selection is disabled!!