There is nothing like the aroma of basil in the summer! Genovese has the traditional fragrance and flavor, making it excellent for almost any basil dish, especially pesto. One of the most useful herbs, it also has beautiful, edible flowers. In a warm, sunny window, basil can grow indoors in the winter! A good container variety.
Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum
Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual
Plant Dimensions: 18"–24" tall, 10" wide
Variety Information: Large, dark green almond-shaped leaves. This is the true Italian pesto basil from the Genoa area of Italy, pesto capital of the world.
Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Attributes: Good for Containers