Basil ‘Genovese’

Genovese basil is an essential ingredient for Italian cuisine, especially for using in fresh pesto and aromatic ‘insalata caprese’. Superb match with juicy tomato and mozzarella.


Full sun.


Sow direct into the garden or in pots. Cover with Yates® Black Magic® Seed Raising Mix, firm down and keep moist. Thin seedlings to 20cm apart.


  • Prefers full sun and good drainage.
  • Water regularly.
  • Can also be grown indoors in pots.
  • Frequent picking ensures continuous supply and keeps the plants bushy.
  • Feed plants regularly.
  • Protect plants from snails and slugs.


Great companion plant for tomatoes, cucumbers and corn. Mature plants can be cut and dried for winter use. Great for bruschetta, pasta and salads.