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Ocimum b. Genovese

Green Basil

  • »  Shiny, cupped green foliage
  • »  Strong aroma and taste
  • »  Great on deck containers or windowsills
  • »  Pinch continually to prevent blooming

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A culinary must, this herb's shiny, cupped green foliage is prized for its strong aroma and taste in all Italian foods, fresh tomato salads and pesto. Genovese basil craves a sunny, warm garden spot and thrives in containers on a deck or a sunny kitchen windowsill. Continually pinching is very important to prevent blooming, which radically alters the taste of the plant and makes its flavor less desirable. Annual.

Attributes
Edible
Foliage Color
Green
Flower Color
White
Programs
Sara's Superb Herbs
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Exposure
Full Sun
Habit
Upright