(Ocimum basilicum ‘Genova’)
Tuscan food is known for its simple style yet complex flavours coming from a blend of regional herbs that have been used for cooking and healing since Roman times. An easy to grow annual that has a more spicy aroma than Sweet Basil.
Taste of Tuscany herbs should be blended together in ratios as required for each dish. They all blend well with some basics of the modern and old kitchen like onions, tomatoes and garlic. The flavours are strong so best used with heavy or game style meats.
An easy to use herb that enhances other herbs and should be added just prior to serving. Harvest regularly, the more you harvest it the longer it will last. Do not allow to go to flower and harvest all leaves as the late autumn cold sets in. Blend with pine nuts, garlic, parmesan and olive oil for a delicious pesto.
This quick growing herb likes fertile moist soil in part to full sun. Will grow well in any veggie garden and also in small or large pots. Harvest regularly, will not tolerate frost or sudden cold snaps.
Harvest often and give regular applications of Seasol and PowerFeed to keep the plant healthy and producing well.
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