Our Genovese Basil is a firm favourite with professional and home chefs alike and adds a summery pop to any dish. Basil is a mucilaginous seed meaning it develops a jelly like sack around itself as it germinates. For this reason, basil is best grown as a microgreen and is not suitable for jar sprouting.
Pair with fresh sliced tomatoes for an amazing caprese style salad or grow and harvest a whole tray and make your own micro-basil pesto!
Latin name: Ocimum Basilicum
Health Benefits: High in: Vitamin E, A, K, B6, and C; as well as calcium, iron, zinc, magnesium, copper, phosphorous, potassium. Good for combating inflammation, promoting bone strength & hormone regulation