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Genovese Basil is a cultivar of sweet basil that originated in Italy. It has huge, dark green, shiny leaves that produce a sweet fragrance with a touch of spiciness. Genovese basil is great for making pesto, Italian sauces and caprese salads.

Genovese Basil

  • Trim the cut ends of the basil and place the basil in a glass of water. Ensure that no basil leaves are touching the water. Cover the whole jar including the leaves with a plastic bag and store in the refrigerator.

    Alternatively, you may pick the leaves off the stems and lay them out on a single layer of paper towel / kitchen towel, roll the towel up and place it in a plastic big. Store in refrigerator. 

  • 1 week for maximum freshness and flavour. Store as packed. 

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