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This Bonnie Sweet Basil plant is a must-have for every kitchen garden. It is the key ingredient in classic Italian pesto and upgrades every summer tomato sandwich. Sweet Basil has large leaves that are fast and easy to grow. It loves hot weather, so wait until all danger of frost has passed before planting in the garden in the spring, then harvest before the weather starts to cool down in fall. Great for containers, but be sure to keep watered. Plant arrives in a biodegradable pot with a well-established root system and hardened off for easy transplanting in the garden.
  • Sweet genovese basil is a popular choice for any herb garden
  • Prized for its ease of growing and is a key ingredient of pesto
  • Plant spacing: 18 in. apart in rows or 1 plant per 18 in. container
  • Ships in a 4 in. plant-able, biodegradable pot by jiffy
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Approximate Weight (lb)3Mature Height2 -2.5 ft
Opening SizexPlanting Depth (in.)4
Product Width x Depthin. x in.Tarp Width (ft.) x Tarp Length (ft.)x


Additional CharacteristicsNone ListedAnnual / PerennialAnnual
Botanical NameOcimum basilicum ‘Genovese’Bundle TypeSink Only
Container TypeContainerGradeProfessional Duty
Hardiness Zone10 (30 to 40 F)Maximum Wattage (watts)0
N-P-K Ratio--OrganicNo
Room Size (sq. ft.)Less than 150Room Size (sq. ft.)Less than 50
Size (In.)xSun ToleranceFull Sun
Total Cooking Space (sq. in)0

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  • 4.5
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Beautiful Plant.
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] When this first arrived the plant was dead. I decided to move the plant to another pot with water and kept my eye on it. I noticed after about a week or two it started to bloom into a beautiful Basil Plant. I actually try some of it with my pasta noodles and I was blown away how great it tasted!
    • Recommended
    Growing well
    [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] The basil plant came in good condition and after a few days I replanted it in a larger container. It took hold quickly and has been doing pretty well. It did wilt a little during a hot spell but was able to recover easily after a few days of close monitoring. It’s been growing nicely and many new leaves are budding. I love having fresh basil handy and it’s nice to go pick your own leaves.
      High Quality
      [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This sweet basil plant is very good quality. It handles wind and hot weather very well. I use the basil from my plants multiple times a week because who doesn't love fresh basil?!? I am very happy with this basil plant and the flavor of the basil. It grows quickly so I never run out of basil!
        • Recommended
        Great flavor
        [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Plants are doing great my wife make a wonderful basil salad basil tomato mozzarella and balsamic vinegar basil is a wonderful herb I make my own sauce love using fresh basil in it really easy to grow I recommend it
          Beautiful Plants
          [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] The basil plants I received arrived in perfect condition due to the packaging. The plants arrived in a sturdy box, and each plant was contained in its own plastic container, which kept the plants from being damaged during shipping. When the plants arrived I was really thrilled at just how healthy they were, no damage to leaves, and the soil was still very moist. The smell of the basil is just incredible, so fresh! I let the plants get a little conditioned to their outdoor surroundings, then transplanted them into my garden that gets partial shade. In just three weeks the plants have almost tripled in size! I have already had friends and family asking me when I got the basil from. I am looking forward to making a big batch of Pesto soon!
            • Recommended
            Fresh and tasty
            [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Fresh herbs make meals much better than dried herbs that have been in a container for months (years), and basil in particular makes a huge difference in making a flavor filled dish. I have two 4-inch plants combined with catnip so the whole "family " can appreciate freshness.
              • Recommended
              Love basil!
              [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I’m so excited for this week basil plant! I love basil and put it in most of my meals. I can’t wait til it grows nice and big. It came neatly packaged. I haven’t put it in my garden yet but plan to when it gets a little bigger. I nibbled on a piece and it’s really good!
                Arrives fresh
                [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I am very happy with my sweet basils. They arrived in great condition and ready to plant in my soil. I placed one for inside and one in my raised garden. Thriving, growing well and tastes great for my salad and pizzas!
                  • Recommended
                  Fragrant and Full!
                  [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I received this plant and it arrived fresh and well packed. Right out of the box, it was encased in its individual protective plastic packaging. Upon removal from its protective cocoon, the specimen was fresh and the soil was still moist. After a day from its arrival (via FedEx), I transplanted it to a larger pot with Miricalgro potting soil along with som Dr Earths organic fertilizer mix and watered it thoroughly. The plant did remarkably well from the stress from the replant and is doing quite well. Already pruned and used this delightful Baisl in Italian dishes.
                    • Recommended
                    Great sweet basil
                    It came beautifully packaged and is doing very well! Have always received good plants from Bonnie Plants!
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