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Profumo di Genova

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Specialty Basils

Profumo di Genova

(Ocimum basilicum)
EXCLUSIVE – Our latest Italian import has been carefully bred for clean, bright basil flavor, an elegant comp...
(Ocimum basilicum)
EXCLUSIVE – Our latest Italian import has been carefully bred for clean, bright basil flavor, an elegant compact shape and good disease resistance. Fancy European greengrocers offer pots of dense, leafy Profumo di Genova at the front of their market stalls so cooking gardeners can take it home and and enjoy a regular supply of its spicy fragrant leaves. Grow this luscious basil in your own garden this season for abundant harvests of delicious leaves.

Cooking With Fresh Basil
Seed Count: 315-320 / Weight: 0.5 gms
$ 3.19

TO PLANT DIRECTLY INTO THE GARDEN

In late spring once nights stay securely above 55°F (13°C), sow seeds 1 inch apart in well worked fertile soil in full sun. Cover 1/4 inch deep, firm soil and keep seed bed moist. Germination takes 1 to 2 weeks. After seedlings are well established, thin or transplant 8 inches apart.

 

TO START EARLY INDOORS

Sow seeds 1 inch apart in a container of seed starting mix, 4 to 6 weeks before last expected frost. Keep warm and evenly moist, and provide a good light source. When seedlings are large enough to handle acclimate gradually to outdoor conditions before planting in the garden 8 inches apart.

 

GROWING NOTES

Remember—for successful plants, it is critical to sow or transplant basil into garden beds only when late spring day and nighttime temperatures stay above 55°F (13°C). Harvest sprays of leaves by snipping stems just above two new sprouting lateral branches to encourage lush foliage. Keep flower buds pinched off to extend harvesting. Feed regularly with high nitrogen fertilizer to promote new growth.

Cold Winters

Mild Winters

Sun/Shade

Sow Seeds

Days To Germinate

Mature Height

May – June
April – July
Full Sun
1 inch apart
1/4 inch deep
7 – 14 days
1 – 1 1/2 feet

Cold Winters

Mild Winters

Sun/Shade

Sow Seeds

Days To Germinate

Mature Height

May – June
April – July
Full Sun
1 inch apart
1/4 inch deep
7 – 14 days
1 – 1 1/2 feet

Cold Winters

May – June

Mild Winters

April – July

Sun/Shade

Full Sun

Sow Seeds

1 inch apart
1/4 inch deep

Days To Germinate

7 – 14 days

Mature Height

1 – 1 1/2 feet

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