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Ocimum basilicum 'Sweet Genovese'

  • 'Sweet Genovese' Basil is an herb in the One Earth Edibles line.

No garden or kitchen would be complete without Sweet Genovese Basil. This is the most flavorful basil for culinary use. It is the magic ingredient in Pesto. It is the perfect component to tomatoe and mozzarella. A tall heat loving herb with dark green leaves approximately 3" long.
Basil stars in many cuisines around the world, and in India is considered to be a holy plant. As a medicine, it has a slightly cooling nature and is beneficial to calm the stomach and lift the spirits.

Interesting Notes:

An excellent companion for your tomato plants!
Grow in full or part sun, in moderately rich soil that is kept slightly moist. Grows well in the garden or in pots. Keep from frost.

Height: 24-30 Inches

Spread: 12-24 Inches

USDA Zone: Annual

Color: Green


  • Container
  • Medicinal
  • Border or Bed
  • Culinary
  • Fragrant


  • Sun

Fertilizer Levels:

  • Average Feed

Foliage Color:

  • Green

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Summer(Foliage)

Soil Moisture Preference:

  • Average-Slightly Moist

Vigor Rating:

  • Plays with others

Great Companion Plants