|'Genovese' is the Italian strain regarded as the best for pesto. It has large dark green leaves, each leaf up to 2" long. It grows to 18-24" and has a tall and uniform habit.
Bushy plant with ovate, glossy, bright green leaves often with a toothed edge to 2" long. Flowers grown on spikes should be removed as they take too much energy away from the plant. Used for cooking, especially Italian and Thai dishes. Seeds may be sown in early spring or transplants set out after last frost. Full sun and regular waterings a must for full, healthy crop.