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    Use micro basil in place of regular basil in any recipe, for extra intense basil flavor. Micro basil pesto is amazing. Mucilaginous seed. Keep damp with regular misting until sprouted and the roots are established. Choose Size.

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    Growing Genovese Basil Microgreens

    Genovese Basil Seeds: ocimum basilcum
    Seeding: Approx 1 Oz to a 10"x20" tray
    Seed Presoak: No (mucilaginous)
    Growing Medium: hydroponic, soil
    Preferred Medium: hydroponic for microgreens, soil for baby greens and adult stage
    Germination Rate: high
    Germination Time: 3 to 4 days
    Microgreens Harvest time: 8 to 12 days
    Microgreens Ideal Harvest: 10 days
    Baby Salad / Adult Stage Harvest: 16+ days (grow in soil)
    Micro Greens Color:green
    Micro Greens Flavor: intense basil
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    Notes & Growing Tips: Genovese basil is a variety of sweet basil. It has a mucilaginous seed, meaning that it develops a jelly-like coating when it gets wet. Mist more frequently to keep the coating moist. Grows very well hydroponically and does better in well-lit conditions, but it is a slower grower. You may experiment with harvest times past 10 days. Genovese basil is a beautiful green color with an interesting shape that makes for a colorful garnish. Micro basil does not grow tall, so you will need to harvest close to the root line and rinse well. Micro basil seeds are among the more expensive seeds but are worth it for their intense basil flavor.

    Micro basil is an outstanding choice for caprese, pesto or any recipe that calls for fresh basil. The flavor of micro basil is a bit more intense than adult basil.

    ***Note: Although we have indicated the specific medium that this particular seed prefers, you can still experiment with either soil or hydroponic mediums. Results may vary.

    Overall Customer Rating of 1 Reviews:

    Genovese basil microgreens do not taste like basil, sorry.

    <p>I thought I'd try Basil Genovese seeds for microgreens because, unlike the Dark Opal, it is a nice green color. Unfortunately, I'm not sure why, but the Genovese basil microgreens don't taste much like basil at the 1-2 leaf stage.&nbsp;</p><p><br>this is really too bad, I don't like purple (opal) basil because purple pesto is a disgusting color to put on pasta. The opal basil seedlings do have a nice basil flavor at the seedling stages.</p>