Basil Genovese Seed Packet
Basil Genovese Seed Packet
Basil Genovese Seed Packet
Basil Genovese Seed Packet
$6.00

Basil Genovese Seed Packet

Piccolo Seeds

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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.

Quantity: 120 seeds

All the varieties of Piccolo Seeds are open-pollinated, non-hybrid and non-GMO.

  • TIMING: Germination 5-10 days, Harvesting 40-60 days
  • SPACING: When sowing 1-3 cm; Depth 0,3 cm, When thinning 3-5 cm
  • GROWING: Sunlight Full sun to partial shade | Soil Well-drained, light and moist soil | Watering Regular watering, not overdone | Feeding Light feeder
  • CARING: To promote a nice bushy plant with lots of scented leaves, prune this basil early and often by pinching off the upper set of leaves. Cut the flowers off to prevent the leaves from becoming bitter.

Piccolo was born in 2012 with the intention of offering select seeds for urban gardens. They specialize in researching and selecting dwarf vegetables that have compact habits, suitable for growing in pots on a balcony or terrace in an urban vegetable garden. Their seeds are packed with sustainable and completely recyclable materials.

How To Grow

  • TIMING: Germination 5-10 days, Harvesting 40-60 days
  • SPACING: When sowing 1-3 cm; Depth 0,3 cm, When thinning 3-5 cm
  • GROWING: Sunlight Full sun to partial shade | Soil Well-drained, light and moist soil | Watering Regular watering, not overdone | Feeding Light feeder
  • CARING: To promote a nice bushy plant with lots of scented leaves, prune this basil early and often by pinching off the upper set of leaves. Cut the flowers off to prevent the leaves from becoming bitter.

Piccolo Seeds, Italy

Piccolo was born in 2012 with the intention of offering select seeds for urban gardens. They specialize in researching and selecting dwarf vegetables that have compact habits, suitable for growing in pots on a balcony or terrace in an urban vegetable garden. Their seeds are packed with sustainable and completely recyclable materials.