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Pesto Basil

Pesto Basil Seed

Making fresh pesto sauce is a tasty treat. Pesto originates from Italy and traditionally consists of crushed garlic, basil, and European pine nuts blended with olive oil and Parmesan cheese. These varieties do best in fresh pesto.

The Genovese Basil is an old popular heirloom basil variety that has a very strong tangy scent that is favored by many chefs. The 2" long dark green leaves of the Genovese basil are slow to bolt.

The Green Ruffles Basil produces large serrated, cut and ruffled dark green leaves that have a great tangy and rich flavor! This basil variety is popular for its culinary uses and is excellent for many tomato based dishes.

The Large Leaf Basil gives off a delicious tangy aroma and flavor that is excellent for fresh pesto! This plant variety will grow to be 24-30 inches tall. This fragrant heirloom basil is heat-loving and thrives in full sun. The Large Leaf's shiny dark green leaves can grow up to 4 inches long and is perfect for a home garden or in a windowsill container! Certified Organic. Learn more about our organic seeds.

The Large Leaf Italian Basil produces large, light green leaves that offers an excellent aroma to any meal, soup or sauce! This variety is our most popular basil plant. The Large Leaf Italian is a prolific plant that produces very large leaves with some that can even cover a slice of bread! This variety is sweeter than the Genovese basil, and produces an attractive, bushy plant with its very popular, aromatic leaves.

The Sweet High Oil Basil has beautiful leaves that have a wonderful sweet flavor, making it perfect for pestos, sauces and salads! This organic heirloom basil is great for an outdoor or indoor herb garden. The large leaves of the Sweet High Oil can be used fresh or dried. Enjoy the sun-loving Sweet High Oil year after year! Certified Organic. Learn more about our organic seeds.

The Aroma 2 Basil produces beautiful glossy, dark green leaves with a strong flavor that is definitely many chefs favorite! This Genovese type of basil has 3" leaves that are slow to bolt. Certified Organic. Learn more about our organic seeds.

The Sweet Genovese Basil is a popular Italian variety that is prized for its large leaves, wonderful aroma and spicy flavor. If you are making pesto, than this is the basil for you! This basil variety's plants will grow to be 18-24” tall. Make successive sowings for a steady supply and make sure to dry or freeze some for winter use! Certified Organic. Learn more about our organic seeds.

The Culinary Blend is the perfect basil blend for a kitchen herb garden, as it offers both sweet and savory types of basil. This delicious blend contains: Genovese, Corsican, Lemon and Lime basil. Enjoy this mix for drying, freezing or using fresh!