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Herb Variety

Farmer Phil's Large Leaf Italian Basil

Large Leaf Italian Basil

This Genovese variety of basil is ideal for pesto. Large leaf Italian basil needs the same type of conditions as most types, including full sun and moist but well-drained soil, to grow but each plant grows 18 to 24 inches tall and yields three-inch long leaves. Harvests typically occur from early to late summer.

Recipe: Pesto

Need some suggestions for using basil once it’s grown? Why not consider pesto. Here’s our recipe:

2 cups basil leaves, packed
4 garlic cloves
1 cup walnuts
1 cup olive oil
1 cup parmesan cheese
1/4 cup romano cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
Puree all ingredients in blender. Add small amount of water if mixture is too thick.

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