Italian Classic Basil. Our most popular variety is this sweet basil. Same strain that made pesto famous world wide. The region of Genoa got an Indicazione Geografica Protetta (IGP) trademark that limits the use of the name Genovese to basil grown in a certain area of Liguria, but very little seed is grown there. Whatever it's called, it's the best. Classic basil used for sauces, pesto & just about everything else. . Intense aroma & flavor. Large plant with dark green leaves. 65 days to maturity. For transplants, start in 4 inch pots 7 weeks before setting out. Lightly cover 5-6 seeds and thin to two or three plants. Space at 14-16 inches. 70-75 days from direct seed, earlier from transplants. 4 gram packet.