Basil Genovese (4″ pot)

Basil ‘Genovese’ is easily the most popular herb we sell at TERRA!

The most familiar variety of basil, it has a spicy cinnamon clove scent. Relatively tall with dark green leaves, it’s slow to bolt in the garden, making it ideal for growing all season long.

It’s most commonly used in pesto sauce, cabbage, cauliflower, carrots, spinach and zucchini, vinegars and salads. Try planting next to tomatoes – aromatic herbs help to attract beneficial pollinators, and some say that Basil even helps to improve tomato flavour.

New to growing food at home? Read our blog Growing Food at Home (In Any Space!) here.

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All fresh herbs sold at TERRA are locally grown and supplied by Freeman Herbs, in the Niagara Region of Ontario, Canada.

At Freeman Herbs we are committed to the enjoyment of herbs. We aspire to this each day by focusing our efforts on quality and service. In doing so, our goal is to make a positive impact on the lives of those who share our passion; our employees, our customers, and the end consumer.



Light Exposure

full sun



Mature Size