Basil Profumo di Genova - Renee&
Basil Profumo di Genova - Renee&
Basil Profumo di Genova - Renee&
Basil Profumo di Genova - Renee&

Basil Profumo di Genova - Renee's Garden

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Ocimum basilicum

  • Specialty Basil
  • Annual
  • Summer/Fall harvest
  • Heat-loving
  • frost tender

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.

Seed Count: 315-320 / Weight: 0.5 g

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 – 1.5 feet

Planting Instructions: 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.

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

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