Ocimum basilicum. Annual plant.
- Produces very flavorful and tender basil leaves.
- Used in many different types of dishes.
- Leaves can be used dried, fresh, or frozen.
- 85 days to mature.
- Can be grown indoors in containers.
- Very easy to grow.
- Extremely flavorful.
Quick Tip Planting Guide:
Depth to Plant
Spacing Between Plants
Days to Germinate (Sprout)
No. of Plants per sq. ft.
|0.25 inches deep||
|after last frost||
Up to 3 feet tall
|Up to 3 feet wide||1|
Health Benefits of Genovese Basil
Basil is a known health tonic for expecting mothers and when mixed with tea it increases lactation in mothers. It is also a nerve tonic and young children are sometimes encouraged to chew on the leaves of basil because it stimulates brain cells and can increase memory.
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