Genovese Basil

Genovese Basil

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Piccolo seeds are made from sustainable and completely recyclable materials, 100% GMO-free and are open-pollinated. Each packet comes with a detailed 'how to grow' section so you'll know when to sew and when to harvest. 

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. We've even copied their recipe for you to try at home:

Take two cloves of garlic, a pinch of salt, one tablespoon of pine nuts, thirty leaves of Genovese Basil, six tablespoons of Parmesan cheese, two tablespoons of Pecorino cheese and half a cup of olive oil. Add them to a pestle and mortar in this order, pounding them together. Mash slowly until you are happy with the flavour and consistency. Hey presto, that’s pesto!