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Piccolo Seeds - Basil Genovese
Piccolo Seeds - Basil Genovese
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Piccolo Seeds - Basil Genovese

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Genovese Basil is perhaps the most famous sweet basil variety in the world. Known for its use in pesto, the best Genovese Basil is said to be grown in western Genoa, Italy. So, why is Genovese Basil so special? Its round leaves are dark green and appear more matte than those of its shinier cousin, Common Basil. The taste is also more ‘matte’, if that makes sense – the basil flavour is more concentrated and is somehow less sweet. What is certain is that Genoese people take their beloved baxaicò (as they call it) and their pesto very seriously; Genovese Basil has even gained DOP (Protected Designation of Origin) status from the Italian Government.

LATIN NAME
Ocimum basilicum

NAME
Basil

VARIETY
Italiano Classico (Genovese)

QUANTITY
120 seeds

PLANT SIZE
Height 40 cm
Width 20 cm

CONTAINER SIZE
Height 20 cm
Width 20 cm

Piccolo has been supplying seeds for home gardeners for over 8 years. They offer a fantastic culinary selection of fruit and vegetables seeds – specifically designed for growing in pots and small urban spaces. From San Marzano tomatoes to Moroccan spearmint and Thai basil, these are the seeds to bring new life into your cooking and kitchen!