Basil Genovese seeds

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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.

120 seeds

PLANT SIZE

Height 40 cm

Width 20 cm

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Piccolo was born in 2012 with the intention of offering selected seeds for urban gardens.

Vegetable seeds, edible or pollinating flowers, and plants specially designed for growing in pots: compact and dwarf varieties, suitable for terraced garden spaces, are offered in attractive recyclable packaging.

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