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It is one of the most popular basils for culinary use, particularly for its use in pesto, the traditional genoese sauce. The name “Basilico Genovese” is protected by the European Union with the Denominazione di Origine Protetta certification.

Large Leaf


The herb is grown primarily in northeastern Africa and southern Asia for its strong fragrant lemon scent, and is used in cooking. Lemon basil stems can grow to 20–40 cm tall. It has white flowers in late summer to early fall. The leaves are similar to basil leaves, but tend to be narrower. Seeds form on the plant after flowering and dry on the plant.


Like many culinary basils, it is a cultivar of Ocimum basilicum (sweet basil). This basil variety has unusual reddish-purple leaves, and a stronger flavor than sweet basil, making it most appealing for salads and garnishes. It is a fast growing annual forb that reaches a height of approximately 45 cm (1.48 ft).

Spicy Globe – Small Leaf

Spicy Globe is a bush basil that grows in a tidy, compact mound. Also called Greek Basil, it is a popular variety in Europe because of its size, flavor, and tender stems. It is great for any garden, but especially a small one, and is ideal for containers.


An aromatic annual herb of the mint family, native to tropical Asia. The leaves of the basil plant used as a culinary herb, especially in Mediterranean dishes.


Thai Basil is a type of sweet basil native to Southeast Asia that has been cultivated to provide distinctive traits. Its flavor is more stable under high or extended cooking temperatures than that of sweet basil. Thai basil exhibits small, narrow leaves and purple stems, with a mauve (pink-purple) flower.


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