Basil, Genovese Red Freddy

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This classic, authentic, Italian sweet basil has large dark red (purple) leaves that lend excellent flavor to a wide range of dishes and pesto. Plants are slow to bolt and benefit from pinching to promote branching and higher yields. Plants require moist, well-drained soil.

Plant Details


Latin Name:
Ocimum basilicum 'Genovese Red Freddy'
Plant Type:
Annual Herb
Care :
Grows best in fertile, moist but well drained soil. Do not over water, especially when young.
Light Requirements:
  • Full Sun
Upright habit.
Plant Height:
21 Inches
Plant Width:
12-18 Inches
Dark red leaves.
Tiny white flowers bloom late in the season.
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Special Features:
  • Edible
  • Fragrant
  • Container Use
  • Cut/Dried Flower