British Genovese Basil
- Half-hardy annual variety
- Fragrant, dark green plants
- Spicy fragrance and flavor
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As a half-hardy annual, this variety of basil can stand up to cold weather a little better than other types. In warmer weather, provide plants some shade and your crop will stay vibrant and healthy. A must-have if you're making pesto, sauce or anything Italian. 75-80 days to maturity.
- Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum 'Genovese'
- Season: both Spring & Fall
- Sun/Shade: Full sun to partial shade.
- Height: 24 - 36 inches.
- Spacing: 18 inches between mature plants.
- Zone: 3 - 9 annual.
- Spread: 12 - 18 inches.
- Foliage: Dark green foliage. Spicy fragrance and flavor.
- Depth: 1/8 inch.
- Blooms: Summer
- Germination: 5 - 7 days at 68-75 degrees F.
- Days to Maturity: 75-80 days
- Soil Preference: Well-drained soil.
- Growth Rate: Moderate growth rate.
- Pruning: Pinch back to encourage a bushy plant. Be careful not to remove too many leaves from one stem of young plants.
- Form: Annual
- Seed Count: Approximately 150 seeds per packet.
Orders for in-stock seeds and hardgoods are typically shipped within 5 business days.
Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:
|2019 Insects Shipping Schedule|
|Zones||Lacewings, Lady Beetles & Encapsulated Earthworms||Nematodes|
|1A||5/3 - 11/1||5/10 - 11/1|
|1B - 2A||5/10 - 11/1||5/10 - 11/1|
|2B - 3B||4/26 - 11/1||4/26 - 11/1|
|4A - 6A||4/12 - 11/1||4/12 - 11/1|
|6B - 7A||4/5 - 11/1||4/5 - 11/1|
|7B - 8B||3/8 - 11/1||3/8 - 11/1|
|9A - 10B||2/22 - 11/1||2/22 - 11/1|
|Last Order Date||10/28/2019||10/28/2019|
The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.
Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until fully dormant for optimum stress protection.
In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your order--via the U.S. Postal Service or United Parcel Service. Large orders may be shipped in more than one package.
Please note that we cannot ship outside of the continental United States.