Sweet Basil

Sweet Basil 'Genovese' (Ocimum basilicum)

1 gallon: $9.00

Availability: in stock

Genovese Basil is the traditional, authentic-tasting basil used in pesto, bruschetta, and other Italian favorites. Just brushing past this plant releases the pungent aroma of sweet basil - naturally repelling mosquitoes and other pests! Makes a great companion plant in your tomato garden. Also works well in containers!

Our 1 gallon basil plants are grown outdoors in our house-made compost & vermicast mix using only sun and water.

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ZONE

Annual in RVA

Yellow Ruler

SIZE

Compact

Mature height 24"

12" Spread

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FEATURES

Primarily culinary, but also repels flying pests and makes a good companion plant for tomatoes.

Sun

GROWING

Full sun, with a little shade at high noon. Water well when soil is dry and keep well drained. 

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CHARACTERISTICS

Large, 2"-3" leaves.

White blooms in summer.

Very aromatic.

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POLLINATORS

Blooms in summer, attracting pollinators.

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