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Herb Basil ‘Genova’


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Sweet Italian Basil, Pesto Anyone?

Ocimum basilicum

Produces large, round, tender leaves which are very aromatic. Genova is the preferred variety for making pesto. Grows 18-24” tall by 10-14” wide. Harvest as leaves reach desired size. Excellent fresh or dried.

Placement: Easy to tuck in mixed borders and containers.

Care: Full sun. Plant in loose, loamy soil. Keep evenly moist, but not soggy. Fertilize every other week. Plant 18” apart.


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