This website uses cookies. Learn more. Accept Cookies.
Close
Your Trug, items you want to buy Your Trug
Trug Empty
£0.00
Victoriana Nursery Gardens Logo
Victoriana Nursery Gardens Logo
Your Trug, items you want to buy
Search
Menu
Victoriana Nursery Gardens Logo
Your Trug, items you want to buy
Search
Menu

Twitter Icon Facebook Icon Email Icon

Print Icon

Special Offers
Redeem Offer Code
Redeem Gift Voucher
Scarecrow Members

Join The Scarecrow Club

Our Feedback
Hi,received my three wineberry bushes today,excellent condition,very pleased with purchase and the anticipation of many pies to come,am just about to purchase more fruit and vegetables,thankyou
Debbie Whitton, Darwen

Open Social & Offers
Close Social & Offers

Twitter Icon Facebook Icon Email Icon

Print Icon

Special Offers
Redeem Offer Code
Redeem Gift Voucher
Scarecrow Members

Join The Scarecrow Club

Our Feedback
Hi,received my three wineberry bushes today,excellent condition,very pleased with purchase and the anticipation of many pies to come,am just about to purchase more fruit and vegetables,thankyou
Debbie Whitton, Darwen

Home > Herb Plants > Annual Herb Plants >

Basil Plant Sweet Genovese

Image of Basil Sweet Genovese
Image of Basil Sweet Genovese
Image of Basil Sweet Genovese
Image of Basil Sweet Genovese

Ocimum basilicum 'Sweet Genovese'

Known as the King of herbs, Basil is a staple of summer cooking.

  • Easy to grow
  • Excellent in pasta and tomato dishes
  • Delicious as pesto
  • Good for the memory

Supplied as a pot grown plant grown in a 7cm pot.

SOLD OUT UNTIL 2022

1 or more £2.95GBP each. Group & quantity discounts
Currently Not Available to Buy

Description

Known as the King of herbs, Basil is popular in many cuisines, although it is best known as a Mediterranean herb.

Used either fresh or dried, its warm 'spicy' aroma adds piquancy to any dish. The bright green leaves and stems can be used in anything from salads to pasta dishes, infused in oil, or made into that Italian favourite, pesto. Dried, its flavour becomes slightly more mellow and is perfect for winter soups and stews.

A member of the mint family.

  • Tender annual.
  • Likes a sunny position. Basil loves both heat and sun.
  • Prefers well-drained, moist soil.
  • Reaches 24" (60 cm) in height.
  • Flowers are white and appear June to September.
  • Pick leaves when young.
  • Top Tips
  • Basil can become quite leggy and straggly; prune out shoots to keep the plants at around 8" (20 cm) tall.
  • Do not allow to flower if using for cooking.
  • Culinary Uses
  • Sprinkle over salads or chopped tomatoes.
  • Works well with garlic and aubergines.
  • Used to make Pesto.
  • Good for flavouring vinegar.
  • If cooking with fresh Basil, it is better torn rather than chopped. Always add to hot dishes at the last minute (it has more flavour and it won't burn); if using dried add it at the beginning.
  • To dry Basil, cut whole stems and hang to dry in a warm place before rubbing between your hands to flake the leaves, then store in an airtight jar.
  • Medicinal Uses
  • Crushed fresh leaves can be held against mouth ulcers, or rubbed on warts, acne or insect bites to help speed up healing.
  • Made into a tea Basil is said to relieve constipation, stomach problems and flatulence.
  • Steeped in hot water to create a steam inhalant it is said to relieve headaches, colds and fever.
  • Infused into massage oil it is recognised as an anti-spasmodic and anti-inflammatory so perfect for aches and pains!
  • Good for helping mental fatigue and can calm you when you are tense or anxious.
  • Can help improve your memory.
  • Other Uses
  • Good for deterring flies, aphids and white fly.

Disclaimer
As with all alternative medicines and plants with purported medicinal benefits it is important to inform your health care providers that you are using them; this helps to ensure safe and coordinated care. We can accept no liability for any side effect or contingency from any allergy or any other cause or harm that may arise. If in doubt please do consult a medical practitioner before using.
Do not use if pregnant.

Pricing

Product Not Currently Available.


How To...

How To Sow & Grow Herbs
Detailed advice on sowing and growing herbs outside and under protection. Includes information on watering and pest control.




Plant Passport Registration Number: GB-34265