Genovese Green Torino Basil

Ocimum basilicum
  • Annual 60cm
  • Culinary herb
  • Italian pesto variety

$2.50$3.50 inc GST

Genovese Green Torino Basil

$2.50$3.50 inc GST

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Product Description
Planting Guide

Product Description

Aromatic annual growing to 60cm. Large fragrant green leaves. The best variety for making pesto. Can be grown in containers. Can be used fresh or dried.

This is the classic Italian basil, and the crucial ingredient for pesto! Large, dark green leaves are tender, delicious, and aromatic. This plant loves warm weather, so be sure to wait until all danger of frost has passed before planting. Does beautifully in containers. Slow to bolt as long as you regularly pinch the blooms. Once it has bolted, use the flowers as garnish for salads, pasta, and drinks.

Planting Guide

Method: Raise Seedlings
Planting Depth: 2mm
Best Planting Season/s: , ,
Germination: 5 to 10 days at 18-35C
Life Cycle: Annual
Plant Height: 60cm
Plant Spacing: 30cm
Position: Full sun / partial shade
Days to maturity/flowering: 60-80 days
Other: Pick regularly to encourage more growth. Keep well-watered. Remove flower buds as soon as they appear for continued leaf growth. Protect from aphids, slugs and snails.
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