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Basil Genovese

Basil Genovese

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Meet the quintessential Italian herb – I'm the Basil Genovese, your garden's fragrant gem. With my lush green leaves and sweet, peppery aroma, I'm the soul of pesto and a friend to tomatoes and mozzarella. Sun-loving and easy to care for, I grow with gusto and offer a generous bounty. Let me transport your culinary creations straight to the heart of Liguria with every leaf!

Care Guide

Basil loves warmth and needs a sunny spot that receives at least 6 hours of sunlight daily. Plant in well-drained soil enriched with compost or other organic matter. Keep the soil moist but not soggy, and water the plants at the base to avoid wetting the leaves. Basil benefits from regular feeding with a liquid fertilizer, especially if you're harvesting leaves regularly. Pinch off flower buds to encourage bushier growth and more foliage. Basil is sensitive to cold, so protect it from late spring frosts and plan to harvest before the first signs of fall frost.

Delivery Information

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Expected delivery times range from 2-7 business days. Once your plants are out for delivery, you will receive tracking information.

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Planting Instructions

Planting 4" potted herbs and vegetables is a straightforward way to enhance your garden. Select varieties like basil, parsley, tomatoes, and lettuce that thrive in your climate. Ensure they're planted in a sunny spot, whether in containers, raised beds, or directly in the ground. Carefully remove the plants from their pots, place them in slightly larger holes, and fill in with soil, pressing down lightly. Water thoroughly and maintain consistent soil moisture, preferably watering in the early morning. Keep an eye out for pests and diseases, use organic control methods, and remove weeds promptly. Harvest herbs by trimming leaves as needed and pick vegetables at peak ripeness. This approach is ideal for a productive and flavorful garden.


Latin Name

Large Green Genovese

Common Name

Basil Genovese

Current Size

4-7 Inches Tall

Hardiness Zone

Annual in zones 3-10

Bloom Time

60-70 days after planting

Mature Width

12 Inches

Mature Height

1-2 Feet

Growth Rate



Full sun


Pinch off flower buds to promote leaf growth


Twice per week