Basil Genovese Italian Variety Best Tasting Basil Grown to Organic Standards Heirloom Best Flavored Culinary Basil Seeds

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GENOVESE BASIL, the best tasting basil
Italian Heirloom Variety
Short lived annual
60 Days

The true Italian 'pesto' basil, this classic should not be missed. More aromatic and refined than other basils and most commonly used fresh, but also a good all-purpose basil for cooking and drying. Highly sought after by gourmet chefs and basil lovers alike. This is our favorite variety as well. Intense, sweetly strong, unsurpassed basil flavor. A must for any herb garden. Very easy to grow.

Grow in a rich, well-drained, soil in full sun. Pinch out growing tips to encourage bushier plants and to delay flowering. A great gift when paired with other fine culinary herbs for those who love to cook.

Very easy to grow. Sow 1/8” deep as soon as temperatures are above 50 degrees. Basil does not tolerate less than 50 degrees. Space 4-6”. Germinates in 7-10 days. Basil loves the heat so choose the hottest part of your garden. In my garden basil actually thrives much better in containers because of the added heat.

ocimum basilicum

100-150 SEEDS

    Average review
    thank you, just planted the seeds.
    Jan 30, 2018 by thedreamboxshop
    I love my seeds! Thank you
    Nov 22, 2017 by Lisa
    We cannot live without Basil! Any & all varieties we're willing to grow in a pot to keep those tasty leaves handy to continue to enhance a lot of our dishes!
    Apr 30, 2017 by Molly Martino
    One of my favorite sites. Seller loves to share her knowledge. Will continue to do business with her
    Jan 27, 2017 by mugaboo
    Sep 30, 2016 by aCharmOfMagpies

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We do our best to ensure your order's safe and timely arrival. I can always provide proof that your order was shipped and the manner of which it was shipped. Due to large volume of sales during the growing season, I cannot always automatically provide a tracking number on United States orders. It is just too time consuming. I will however gladly send that info. along to you upon request within 48 hours. Sooner if time allows.
As far as International packages, the USPS does not offer a reasonably priced tracking system for those packages so you are ordering at your own risk. I can prove I send your package, I cannot guarantee they will make it to you through your countries customs. In the event that your order does not arrive, I will gladly refund the purchase price of the seeds, but not the actual shipping charges. PLEASE check your countries own policies on bringing foreign seeds into your homeland. There are countries that do not allow seeds and plants in.

***SHIPPING TO WORK ADDRESSES: I prefer not to ship to a person;s work address as more times than not, the packages are returned to me as undeliverable. If a package is returned to me from a work address or an old address you forgot to change, I will kindly ask you to cover the additional charges of re-sending your package.


Taxes are included. If there is a delay in your payment such as an echeck, we will hold your order until said payment has been cleared.
We prefer Credit Card and Paypal as to process your order without delay.

**If we sell out of something you order, we will notify you as soon as the issue is detected. I may even make a comparable suggestion, a favorite variety of mine. Never a variety I think may not be suitable to your area or of lesser quality. We will give you the option of choosing something else or obtaining a refund. If we do not hear back from you within 48 hours we will issue the refund and send the remainder your order.

Returns & exchanges

Seeds and plants are living organisms and therefore no returns are accepted. I take great pride in ensuring the viability and vigor of my seeds and plants. Once they leave my hands I cannot be held responsible for the condition they arrive in. That is why I ship the plants Priority. To ensure the best care and speedy delivery by the postal service. The plants are also covered by $50 insurance through the USPS. If you have issues with your plants arriving in less than desirable condition, please contact the post office for a full refund. That is why I pay the extra charge for Priority shipping, for your protection.
I do take extra measures to store my seeds properly for maximum shelf life. I grow my plants with extra living care that big nurseries simply cannot do in a mass production scenario. My local customers love the quality of my plants and rave at their better production and vigor.

Additional policies

Custom orders are always gladly accepted.
Our seeds are germination tested twice a year for viability as per the requirements set forth by the USDA. Seeds must test at 75% germination or higher to be deemed viable.