Basil Genovese Seeds
BASIL GENOVESE SEEDS
Genovese Basil is perhaps the most famous sweet basil variety in the world. Known for its use in pesto, the best Genovese Basil is said to be grown in western Genoa, Italy. So, why is Genovese Basil so special? Its round leaves are dark green and appear more matte than those of its shinier cousin, Common Basil. The taste is also more ‘matte’, if that makes sense – the basil flavour is more concentrated and is somehow less sweet. What is certain is that Genoese people take their beloved baxaicò (as they call it) and their pesto very seriously; Genovese Basil has even gained DOP (Protected Designation of Origin) status from the Italian Government.
Perfect for both garden enthusiasts and beginners. Purchase for yourself or as a gift.
Approximately 2000 seeds.
Seeds are certified standard seeds, nonhybrid, non-GMO.
To assure the best quality and germination, the seeds are packed in thermo-sealed paper bags. Then, each sachet is manually inserted into a folded leaflet made of completely recyclable FSC paper. None of our seeds undergo any chemical treatment before being packed.