Basil-Genovese

Basil-Genovese

Brand: Whitwam Organics
Item Number: 3292-01

Regular price $2.50 On Sale

Ocimum Basilicum

Classic Italian sweet leaf basil. The large leaves are so aromatic and almost succulent. Genovese is usually what people picture when basil is mentioned. Used most traditionally to make pesto.Basil provides great nutrition. Contains high levels of Vitamin K, and moderate levels of beta carotene, also contains vitamin C, calcium, folate, iron, magnesium, manganese, copper, and omega-3 fatty acids. This plant gets to be between 1-2 feet tall, and will need to get pinched back regularly to help it branch out and not go to seed. Likes moist, well-draining soil, and long warm summer days. Can be susceptible to fungus, so keep the lowest leaves trimmed, and protect from excessive rains if possible.

Days to germination  5-10 days
Days to maturity 60-90
Life cycle Annual
Plant time Spring
Spacing 15-18 in.
Sun Full sun
Soil temperature 70-90 degrees F
Optimum soil P.H 6.0-7.0
Height 16-18 in. tall, 12-16 in. wide
Harvest You can harvest leaves at any point during the grow season

Ocimum Basilicum

Classic Italian sweet leaf basil. The large leaves are so aromatic and almost succulent. Genovese is usually what people picture when basil is mentioned. Used most traditionally to make pesto.Basil provides great nutrition. Contains high levels of Vitamin K, and moderate levels of beta carotene, also contains vitamin C, calcium, folate, iron, magnesium, manganese, copper, and omega-3 fatty acids. This plant gets to be between 1-2 feet tall, and will need to get pinched back regularly to help it branch out and not go to seed. Likes moist, well-draining soil, and long warm summer days. Can be susceptible to fungus, so keep the lowest leaves trimmed, and protect from excessive rains if possible.

Days to germination  5-10 days
Days to maturity 60-90
Life cycle Annual
Plant time Spring
Spacing 15-18 in.
Sun Full sun
Soil temperature 70-90 degrees F
Optimum soil P.H 6.0-7.0
Height 16-18 in. tall, 12-16 in. wide
Harvest You can harvest leaves at any point during the grow season