Genovese Basil
Plants of the Southwest

Genovese Basil

Medium-sized green leaves and purple flowers on 18-24 inch plants. This is the most common basil used for pesto, salads, meats, vegetables and sauces. Sow seed outdoors when your soil warms. Cover seed well. Likes a warm, moist, sunny environment. Grows fast. Pinch center stems to encourage bushier growth. Annual.