Pennington Super Sweet Genovese Basil

Genovese basil is a variety of sweet basil that originated in Italy. Its vigorous, large leaves have a sweet, slightly spicy flavor. Genovese basil produces bright green, slightly crinkled leaves that can grow up to 3 inches long. They are excellent for pesto, caprese salad, and other dishes that require large, fresh basil leaves. Basil makes a colorful addition to many different dishes. It can also provide some serious health benefits. Basil contains many vitamins and minerals, as well as antioxidants. These antioxidants help to fight free radicals in the body that can otherwise lead to cell damage. Basil may also help to reduce high blood sugar levels, may help to lower blood pressure and improve mental health along with many other health benefits. Choose a sunny location indoors or outdoors with a consistent temperature above 60 degrees fahrenheit. Plant in a fertile well draining soil and remove weeds through the season. It's exciting and delicious to harvest your basil fresh from your very own garden. So easy and so much fun, enjoy your own genovese basil today!

  • Use Super Sweet Genovese Basil as a fragrant herb in your meals
  • Nourishing and tastes delicious
  • Easy to grow
  • Adds variety to your dishes
  • Harvest the same year
  • Can be planted in the ground or in a container
  • Thrives in full sun
  • Water consistently when the top 2" of the soil is dry
  • Plant in a well draining soil
  • Fertilize for best results
  • Can be grown year round indoors
  • Fertilize with Pennington Rejuvenate Tomato & Vegetable Plant Food
  • Upright growth habit
  • Cut fresh daily
  • Remove weeds 2 feet from the base and spread 2" of a hardwood mulch