Seeds: Organic Herbs – “Genovese Basil” Variety

$3.95

  • Packet Size: 100 Seeds
  • Days to Maturity: 68 days
  • The classic Italian basil
  • Plants average 55 cm tall, uniform and slow to bolt
  • Leaves are dark green, 7.5 cm. long
  • Organic seeds grown and harvested in Ontario
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Organic Genovese-Basil Herb Seeds

Grown and harvested in Ontario, organic Genovese-Basil Herb seeds take 68 days to reach maturity. The classic Italian basil. Plants average 55 cm tall, are uniform and slow to bolt. Leaves are dark green, 7.5 cm. long and have great basil flavour. Pinch out the growing tips and flowers to encourage branching and ensure larger harvests. This is a favorite pesto basil.

Planting Instructions

Direct seed outdoors in full sun after last frost date or start indoors 4-6 weeks before planting date. Sow seeds 1/2 cm deep, water lightly and keep warm. Germination takes 6-12 days. Space plants 10-15 cm apart in their final location. Final plant height is 50-60 cm. Basil does best in full sun but will tolerate light shade. It prefers moist, rich soil. Pinch growing tips back to encourage branching. Tender annual.

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Hawthorn Farm

Hawthorn Farm produces organic seeds for the Canadian climate. All seeds are non-GMO, non-hybrid, and open-pollinated from plants grown in Ontario, Canada.