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Basil - Genovese (40 seeds) (HB101) $2.50
Packaging Type: Black
BULK SEED 1 oz (HB101C) $8.00
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Basil - Genovese

         
 
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This sweet basil is popular with cooks around the world. Makes excellent pesto and can tolerate numerous harvests. Large leaves are aromatic and tender.
 
Basil - Genovese
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 20
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.5

95.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Debo
Location:
Los Angeles, CA, United States
Date:
August 10, 2016
          5.0
 
Survived after neglect
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? hardy, fast growth, forgiving

What are the cons? none

Review:

I had several plants outside in the greenhouse, losing half of them to the el nino weather this spring from fierce winds that knocked over my plastic greenhouse 6 times in 2 weeks. Unfortunately, I had neglected most of my plants when it was time to plant because of finals for school and overtime at work. My dear "neighbor" in the backhouse of the property planted my seedlings, saving their lives. Although she planted them far too close together, they lived. We've been harvesting from 3 plants all summer long. And they just keep coming back. Requires little effort and the blooms are quite fragrant. Although they've been stressed from being knocked out of their pots several times, being planted too close together, and being improperly harvested, they're still going strong in August. Plant this basil. I've not had to buy basil at all this year which is great. Saving so much money. Plus, as with most herbs, the bees and other pollinating insects love them.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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0 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Luna Greenwitch
Location:
Saint Michaels, MD, United States
Date:
July 30, 2016
          5.0
 
Very Healthy Basil
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Abundant, great flavor

What are the cons? None

Review:

Quick to germinate, healthy & steady growth, harvested just before flowering for pesto by cutting above the lowest set of leaf pairs to encourage additional proliferation and future harvests. Very pleased!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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6 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Stephen
Location:
Birmingham, AL, United States
Date:
May 15, 2016
          5.0
 
The very best
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Flavor, rate of growth

What are the cons? None

Review:

Genovese basil is the very best basil you can grow. I have conducted my own personal experiments with basil and have grown dozens of different varieties. While each strain has its own advantages, Genovese basil is an all-around favorite. It is a very robust variety that grows quickly and has superb flavor for pesto and other culinary uses. I encourage experimentation with other varieties, but be sure to have several of these on hand for your summertime culinary needs. I am currently growing strains in Mel's mix, which is a equal part mixture of compost, vermiculite, and peat. I recommend this mixture because of its capacity to retain moisture while avoiding root rot from a heavy soil. I would also recommend watching instructional videos on the Internet on how to grow basil, including how to pinch or cut the leaves above a pair of growing leaves in order to maximize production. Heavy pruning of basil especially early in its growth leads to higher yields.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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11 out of 12 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
JB
Location:
Daingerfield, TX, United States
Date:
October 27, 2015
          5.0
 
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Re-seeds itself in TX

What are the cons? Flowers very quickly

Review:

In a hot climate, it will re-seed itself if you let it go at the end of the season. The butterflies love them. Mine are in their 3rd season seeding themselves and the plants are big & healthy. Pruning is essential for big healthy plants & keeping them from flowering.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

14 out of 16 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Florida Jen
Location:
North Port, FL, United States
Date:
April 27, 2015
          3.0
 
Easy but not my favorite.
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Fast, pretty, fragrant

What are the cons? Flavor

Review:

This basil is super easy to grow. We have it in a raised bed with rosemary. Both do very well together. We planted it in early March in sw Florida. It came in really fast. But I had to pick it very young to get any with good, basil flavor. The leaves very quickly changed appearance and the flavor became bitter. They still smell marvelous, but I am not using them anymore for cooking. I have even trimmed and trimmed, but it doesn't seem to be making a difference. Next time I will try a different type. Also, we haven't had any insect issues with this. Keep in mind, I am new to gardening, so I am not sure if I am doing anything wrong to create this flavor, or if it just a matter of taste.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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