Sweet Genovese basil is a variety of basil that originated in Italy. Its vigorous, large leaves have a sweet, slightly spicy flavor. Genovese basil produces bright green, slightly crinkled leaves that can grow up to 7.6 cm long. They are excellent for pesto, salads and other dishes that require large, fresh basil leaves.
Growing Sweet Genovese Basil
- Start your Basil Seeds off in pots of moist peat-free multi-purpose compost on a warm but not sunny windowsill.
- When seedlings are big enough to handle, pot them on into individual pots filled with a peat-free, soil-based compost.
- Put them outside in early summer after the last frost.
- Grow basil in well-drained, fertile soil in a warm, sheltered position out of direct midday sun.
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