Basil Varieties for the Garden

By rsweets@tds.net (Robin Sweetser) Every spring we plant about a dozen different varieties of basil but I’m told there are over 150 species to choose from! So many basils, so little thyme! Here are some types of basil that I’m crazy about.

‘Genovese’ is my all-time favorite because it makes an awesome pesto and has lots of real Italian basil flavor.
‘Classico’ is another Genovese-type that we grow. The seeds are from Italy but since they do not come from Genoa they can’t be called Genovese. Those Italians are so strict when… more

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